Sybrina and Jahvaris Fulton Testify They Heard Trayvon Martin's Screams On 911 Call


"Ma'am, that screaming or yelling, do you recognize that?" prosecutor Bernie De La Rionda asked Trayvon Martin's mother in court on Friday.

"Yes," Sybrina Fulton replied.

"And who do you recognize that to be?"

"Trayvon Benjamin Martin."

That was the dramatic testimony that the jury of the George Zimmerman trial heard on Friday as attorneys for the prosecution and defense attempted to determine whose screaming could be heard in the background of a 911 call made at the time that Trayvon Martin was fatally shot. A definitive answer would shed light onto the question of who the aggressor was during the conflict that proceeded the shooting.

The identity of the voice has been a key point of contention throughout the trial, which is wrapping up its second week of arguments. Earlier this week, an FBI voice expert testified that it was impossible to scientifically determine the answer. He stated, however, that a family member or someone who knew the victim personally would have a better chance of identifying the voice.

The jury also heard testimony on Friday from Jahvaris Fulton, Martin's brother, who also stated that he recognized his brother's voice on the recording.

On cross examination, defense attorney Mark O'Mara noted that Fulton had previously stated to a reporter that he couldn't be certain whether the voice on the recording was his brother's. "I guess I didn't want to believe that it was him, that's why during that interview I said I wasn't sure," Fulton said. "Listening to it was clouded by shock and denial and sadness."

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