*Whoa, talk about a major oops moment.
Trayvon Martin’s mother is clarifying her comment this morning that the encounter between her son and neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was an accident, not the shooting that left her 17-year-old son dead.
Sybrina Fulton clarified her remarks Thursday to The Associated Press after she referred to what happened to her son, Trayvon Martin, on NBC’s “Today” show as an accident.
It’s easy to see how some viewers interpreted her remark to mean she was referring to the shooting, but she says that isn’t what she meant. She says the encounter between Martin and George Zimmerman was the accident.
Zimmerman was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. He is awaiting a first appearance before a judge in a central Florida jail.
Martin’s death, and the delay in Zimmerman’s arrest, led to protests nationwide.
Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense during the Feb. 26 confrontation.
Watch the “Today Show” interview with Trayvon’s parents and lawyer: