We’ll get straight to it! The state prosecutors in the high profile George Zimmerman trial have asked Judge Debra Nelson to consider charging George Zimmerman with not only second degree murder, but a third degree murder charge based on child abuse. They also asked for a manslaughter charge to ensure that the jury has plenty of options to choose from when considering their verdict based on the evidence provided.
Judge Nelson rejected the third degree murder charge, but added manslaughter to the second degree murder charge for the jury. In other words, with this declaration by the judge to include manslaughter, it gives a greater chance to ensure that Zimmerman does not get away with an acquittal.
Of course the defense team led by Don White thinks that this is preposterous!
“Just when I thought this trial couldn’t get anymore bizarre, the state is seeking third degree murder based on child abuse? Is the court going to give this any serious contention or consideration because if so, we have a lot of talking to do.”