Trayvon Martin’s Parents Seek Financial Help From Florida Fund

Parents of slain teenager have yet to receive compensation from state fund

trayvon martin parents in churchThe parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin are asking for an undisclosed amount of money from a Florida fund, according to the Associated Press.

The state fund that Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are requesting money from is used to help crime victims with funeral expenses and counseling.

Fulton applied for the compensation benefits shortly after her son was shot by George Zimmerman in late February. Payouts from the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund can reach up to $30,000.

Martin’s parents have been deemed eligible for the benefits by a Florida legislator but they have yet to receive a check from the office.

It is unknown as to why the Martin’s are requesting the compensation.

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