The attorney who represents Trayvon Martin’s family said that he expects for charges to be filed against 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was the neighborhood watch member who shot and killed Trayvon as the teenager was walking home from a trip to the store to purchase skittles and iced tea.
Attorney Daryl Parks said that he and the family have met with officials from the U.S. Justice Department.
“I think the focus is not a federal arrest over a state arrest,” Parks said told the journalists. “We want an arrest, period. And I think that the state aspect of that is the one that’s most feasible, that’s most attainable in this matter.”
Asked his sense that state officials will press charges, he said, “Oh, they will.”
“Most state laws tend to be better for the prosecution of state crimes,” Parks told the journalists. “And that’s why we see the federal authorities expressing, although gently, they can only do so much if there’s some type of race issues involved. The state officials don’t have that problem.”
Zimmerman’s lawyer and his lawyer are standing by a claim of self defense. Saying that he suffered a bloody nose and a cut on the back of his head after the altercation with Trayvon.