Lawyers in Trayvon Martin Case Speak Out

Attorneys for the family of Trayvon Martin and the Florida neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot the unarmed teen are speaking out in the case. An attorney representing the neighborhood watch captain, 28-year-old George Zimmerman, broadly defended his client and said he believes evidence will show that Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law was properly applied. Daryl D. Parks, the Martin family attorney, said federal officials and local officials met with the teen’s family Thursday and gave them “a strong sense that (the Department of) Justice was very committed” to investigating the case. Zimmerman has not been charged in the Feb. 26 shooting that has ignited racial tensions and raised questions about the local police’s handling of the case. The Columbia Daily Herald carried this AP story. In Nashville, about 600 people attended a rally at the base of Capitol Hill on Saturday, calling for justice in Martin's shooting death.