After a jury of six women acquitted George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin Saturday night (Jul 13), the slain teen’s parents tweeted their reactions to the trial.

Though they had been in court for most of the trial, neither Tracy Martin (Trayvon’s father) nor Sybrina Fulton (his mother) were in the room when the “not guilty” verdict was read, but they did respond on Twitter.

The family’s attorney Darryl Parks said that the reason why Trayvon’s parents weren’t in the courtroom when the verdict was read was because they were told it would be better for them to go home so they could attend church the following Sunday morning. Parks wouldn’t say exactly where Martin and Fulton spent the night, but called it a “safe location.”

Read what Tracy Martin posted on Twitter below:

And here is what Sybrina Fulton wrote:

“Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, GOD is still in control. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I will love you forever Trayvon!!! In the name of Jesus!!!”

The 911 calls made the night in February 2012 when Trayvon Martin was killed was played several times, ending with the gunshot that killed the teen, who had just turned 17 years old a few weeks prior.

Tracy and Sybrina both testified during the two-week trial, and the both of them said they believed it was their son’s voice yelling for help in the background of the 911 calls. But two police investigators told the jury that Tracy said “no” when they asked him the same question last year.

Parks said the emotional toll of testifying, sitting through everyone else’s testimony, the jury selection process and everything else related to the trial was very difficult for Trayvon’s family to endure, but the family’s lead attorney Benjamin Crump said Trayvon would have been proud of his parents.

“Your tireless work in the name of your son has made Sanford and many other cities just a little safer for all our children,” he said. “I know Trayvon is up there, proud at the changes that you as his parents have inspired in his name.”

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