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Update: Trayvon Martin's mother speaks in Philadelphia

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 26, 2013 12:41 PM
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(Philadelphia) -- The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin is telling a National Urban League gathering in Philadelphia to use her story, tragedy and broken heart to stop the same thing from happening to anybody else's child.

Sybrina Fulton spoke today at the civil rights organization's annual conference. She supports an investigation into whether her son's killer could be charged under federal civil rights laws.

She told the audience that she believes God is using her and her family to make a difference.

A jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the slaying of the unarmed 17-year-old. He was shot and killed during a confrontation with Zimmerman that has spawned a national debate about self-defense laws in Florida and other states.

The National Urban League's conference runs through Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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This story below was first published at 11:31 a.m. today

(Philadelphia) -- The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin is visiting Philadelphia to address the National Urban League.

Sybrina Fulton will speak today at the civil rights organization's annual conference. She supports an investigation into whether her son's killer could be charged under federal civil rights laws.

A jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all criminal counts in Martin's death. But earlier today, a juror told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she feels like she let down Martin's parents.

Juror B29 said in the taped interview that the panel couldn't find enough evidence under Florida law to convict the neighborhood watch volunteer in Martin's death last year.

The National Urban League's conference runs through Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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