Lawyer: Trayvon Case a ‘Challenge’

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People attend a rally demanding justice for Trayvon Martin in Freedom Plaza, Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Washington.

As outrage grows over the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, an attorney for the Martin family says bringing a federal hate-crime charge against the alleged killer will be “a challenge, to put it lightly.” Daryl Parks said Saturday that prosecution on the state level stands a better chance. “I think the focus is not necessarily a federal arrest over a state arrest. We want an arrest, period.” The unarmed 17-year-old Martin was killed about a month ago in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who says he was acting in self-defense.