Published: Mar 29, 2012 2:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott met personally with the parents of an unarmed teenager who was killed by a neighborhood watch captain. Scott said Wednesday that he talked with the parents of Travyon Martin right before he announced the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into Martin's killing. Scott announced the appointment on March 22. The 17-year-old was shot and killed last month in Sanford, Fla. by 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Zimmerman hasn't been charged and says he acted in self-defense. The handling of the case has sparked protests around the country and drawn attention to a Florida law popularly known as the "stand your ground law." Scott has created a task force to look at the law but says the group should wait until after the investigation is finished.