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Trayvon Martin's parents seek money from Florida crime victims fund

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July 25, 2012 - Sybrina Fulton (center) mother of Trayvon Martin, speaking at a news conference. (AP)

Trayvon Martin's mother is seeking money from a state fund that helps crime victims in Florida.

The Associated Press has learned through a public records request that Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, applied for victim compensation benefits after her son was shot to death last February by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge. He says he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense.

State officials and an attorney for Martin's parents won't say how much they're seeking.

Money for the fund comes from court fees paid by offenders, as well as other sources.

Applicants can be reimbursed for lost wages, funeral expenses, medical expenses and mental health counseling.

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