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City Commissioner Patty Mahany represents the Sanford community where 17-year Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. She talked exclusively with FOX 35 Tuesday about what investigators briefed her on and why she thinks people are jumping to conclusions.

"The limited knowledge I have of the case is that the Sanford Police Department is confident it is not Trayvon Martin crying for help on the tape, that it is George Zimmerman." She says she's also been told there was only one gun-shot, not two, the other sound appears to be a door being slammed.

But not everyone is in agreement with the commissioner. She showed FOX 35 hundreds of hate-emails that she's received from people around the world.

"It's good to know that murder is legal in Sanford, Florida," wrote someone from Lubbock, TX. A woman from Ashland, Oregon wrote, "This is purely race-related."

Mahany also said, "I feel like the whole world is rushing to judgment and we don't even know if that's Trayvon Martin's voice on that tape." She said she wants justice for what happened to Trayvon Martin on that fatal February night, but thinks people should wait for the grand jury's decision, before they form their conclusions.

"Nobody is willing to step back and take a few minutes and say wait a minute it's in the hands of the state attorney. Justice will take place, but justice doesn't take place rapidly," Mahany said.

She also said Sanford is not a racist community and her constituents are praying for Martin's family. Mahany also went on to say, "People are deeply saddened just absolutely heart broken for Trayvon and his family."

Mahany fears people are losing their faith in the system.

"I have no reason to believe there is any corruption or that there's been any inappropriate behavior, so I am standing by our police chief."

A spokesperson for the Sanford police department told FOX 35 Tuesday he is unaware of talk between the commissioner and investigators regarding the 9-1-1 calls.

The police chief was not available for comment as of this report.

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