The case of Trayvon Martin’s shooting has remained a hot topic in the media as new details continue to emerge. The case has drawn interest throughout the nation, and a second rally to raise awareness of Trayvon’s death was held Wednesday afternoon at the Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix, just west of Scottsdale. Many people following the case are interested to learn that Thursday the funeral director who worked on Trayvon Martin had some interesting details to share.
Richard Kurtz, the funeral director at Roy Mizell and Kurtz Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale, spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about Trayvon Martin. He said, “I did not see any signs that would indicate to me that [Trayvon] was beating anybody.” He added, “He just looked like a normal person that got shot.” The police and Zimmerman have said that Trayvon sucker-punched George Zimmerman, broke his nose, straddled him on the ground and beat his head against the pavement.
Kurtz went on to say that given the circumstances relayed by the police, he would have expected Trayvon to have cuts or bruising on his hands or body. However, there were not any. In Kurtz’s mind, “the story did not fit the situation.” At the very least, there is clearly more information yet to be shared about what really happened between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman in Sanford the night of Feb. 26.
The rally Wednesday in Phoenix was the second this week and was coordinated as an outreach of the “One Million Hoodie March.” Phoenix Vice Mayor Michael Johnson spoke at the rally, and approximately 100 participants gathered for the demonstration. As Justin Filtz said to The Republic at the rally, “We want to just show solidarity and support for his family [and] show them here in Phoenix, we care what happens in Florida.”