The Judge in the George Zimmerman second-degree murder case has allowed that the Jury can consider Manslaughter.
Seems like the judge has taken a stance that any conviction is better than acquittal.
Yesterday, Politisite learned that the Department of Justice organized and funded, ‘Justice for Trayvon’ rallies through it’s Community Relations Service. With the DOJ involved, one begins to wonder how much more the Obama administration is involved with the George Zimmerman case
George Zimmerman can still be convicted of manslaughter if the jury can’t agree on a second-degree murder verdict, the judge in the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer’s trial ruled Thursday.
The six-member all-female jury is expected to get the case, in which Zimmerman is accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, as early as Friday. Defense lawyers, who say Zimmerman acted in self-defense, argued against including manslaughter instructions to the jury. When prosecutors sought other lesser charges — including felony murder based on a charge of child abuse — Zimmerman attorney Don West lashed out in court.
“Just when I thought this case couldn’t get any more bizarre, the state is seeking third degree murder charges based on child abuse?” he said after the prosecution’s request. “It’s outrageous that the state would seek to do this at this point.”