August 19th, 2014
10:43 AM ET

Trayvon Martin's Mom: Michael Brown Needs to be Laid to Rest

Sybrina Fulton can identify with the heartache being felt by Michael Brown's family.

The mother of Trayvon Martin recently wrote an open letter  in Time magazine to the family of Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.

On Tuesday, Fulton told CNN's Michaela Pereira that while the investigation continues, the parents must concentrate on burying their son and grieving.

"He needs to be buried and he needs to be laid to rest," she said.

"I don't want them to take that lightly. It's gonna be very hurtful.  It's gonna be very sorrowful. It's gonna be very disappointing – to know that they're burying their 18-year-old son, and he had a full life ahead of him."

In her letter, Fulton shared the message that the deaths of the boys wouldn't "be in vain."

"We will no longer be ignored," she wrote.

"We will bond, continue our fights for justice, and make them remember our children in an appropriate light."


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