The parents of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown’s father, Michael Brown, Sr. spoke privately at a Miami Gardens prayer vigil Friday.
The gospel concert was hosted by rapper “Flo Rida.” The parents spoke privately about their collective losses, with Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, telling Brown’s parents to have faith.
“I just tried to encourage him and let him know that God has his hands on the situation and he’s going to be okay,” said Tracy Martin, according to CBS Miami.
“There’s really nothing you can say,” said Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. “Time is going to heal the wound. But I think what we can just do it just encourage them and tell them that they’ll be able to make it because it is very difficult.”
Brown’s parents made the TV rounds this week after the decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson.
On “CBS This Morning,” Michael Brown’s mother, Leslie McSpadden said she doesn’t buy the story officer Darren Wilson is selling.
“I don’t believe a word of it,” McSpadden told Charlie Rose and Gayle King. “I know my son far too well to — he would never do anything like that. He would never provoke anyone to do anything to him and he wouldn’t do anything to anybody. I don’t believe a word of it.”
Wilson sat down exclusively with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Tuesday, giving his side of the altercation between the two men on August 9th, 2014.
He told Stephanopoulos he had a “clean conscience,” and the fact that Brown was black had nothing to do with the shooting. He also said he “did what he was trained to do.”
There is still a federal investigation underway into the shooting.