Trayvon Martin Case Goes to Grand Jury, FBI as Devastating Final Phone Call With Girlfriend Is Revealed

After weeks of raised voices, petitions, and outcry, the chilling, tragic and horrifying case of Trayvon Martin--the young boy who was shot to death by a man on the "neighborhood watch," s who has not yet been charged--is at last going to a grand jury. And it's also getting looked into by the FBI and Justice Department, according to local NBC affiliate WESH. This comes after a period of inaction, stalled in part due to Florida's problematic "stand your ground" self-defense law.

 Meanwhile, ABC has released details on the final phone call Martin partook in, minutes before his death, with his girlfriend.

It is utterly heartbreaking:

"He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man," Martin's friend said. "I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run." Eventually he would run, said the girl, thinking that he'd managed to escape. But suddenly the strange man was back, cornering Martin.

"Trayvon said, 'What, are you following me for,' and the man said, 'What are you doing here.' Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again and he didn't answer the phone."

The line went dead. Besides screams heard on 911 calls that night as Martin and Zimmerman scuffled, those were the last words he said.

Trayvon's phone logs, also obtained exclusively by ABC News, show the conversation occurred five minutes before police first arrived on scene.

 Watch the ABC segment below, and come back to AlterNet for more details and context on this sad and disturbing case.


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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at March 20, 2012, 7:07am

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