Judge Nelson Rules that Jury in Zimmerman Murder Case May Consider Lesser Degree Manslaughter Charges


Breaking … This morning Judge Nelson ruled that the jury in the George Zimmerman murder case can consider the lesser charge of manslaughter. The defense had wanted the jury to only be told in the jury instruction that they were to determine second degree murder or acquittal.  This just further proves that the prosecution did not in any way second degree murder and are now trying to get Zimmerman convicted on a lesser charge hoping that the jury provides a sympathy verdict. In the end, Seminole County Court Judge Debra Nelson said, “The court will give the instruction on manslaughter as a Category One.

Judge Debra Nelson

George Zimmerman’s attorney strongly objected to a prosecution proposal that third-degree murder be included in the jury instructions.

Defense attorney Don West on Thursday called the proposal “outrageous,” given that it is premised on the idea that Zimmerman committed child abuse since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was underage when he was fatally shot.

Judge Debra Nelson says she will rule on the proposal later. The judge, however, agreed with the prosecution that jurors could consider manslaughter as a lesser charge.

Sadly, it appears that this court is going to find a way to convict George Zimmerman by any means.

For more updates, read tweets, reason others comments and provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Forum: George Zimmerman Trial.

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “Judge Nelson Rules that Jury in Zimmerman Murder Case May Consider Lesser Degree Manslaughter Charges”

    1. Karma on July 11th, 2013 11:24 am

      Sadly, you know zero about criminal law.
      My guess is that you’d have the exact opposite opinion if you were hoping for a conviction of the wanna-be cop that killed Martin.
      SM: Sadly, you know nothing about anything here and are just a troll. We are a victims right website, but when there is a foul, color does not matter. BTW, you guess would be wrong, but you must be used to being wrong.

      You have read nothing on this site and are what’s wrong with the internet where fools think they know everything. We have said from the outset that if the rolls were reversed and it was Zimmerman who was shot dead by Trayvon Marin in the altercation, and the prosecution provided the same weak case, we would acquit him as well on self-defense.

      However, the difference being that the MSM and race baiters would not have interjected themselves in the story.

      Get a clue.

    2. Karma on July 11th, 2013 4:15 pm

      Actually I did read thru the website. Select missing persons stories and hundreds upon hundreds of “I hate Obama” stories. Then I read the comments from your readership…..oh my. Neo-conservative nativists I see.
      Btw – maybe replace the “donate $$ so I can run my ad heavy website” with a “donate to xxxxx victims fund”. Do that and maybe the victim rights thing might ring true.
      SM: Do not tell this site what to do … you are so typical. Telling people what to. Here is an idea … create your own site and you can do what ever the hell you please. However, when you are in my house, wipe your shoes on the door mat and don’t put your feet up on the coffee table.

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