posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 11:03 AM
The prosecution in the Zimmerman case has finally come to the realization that it cant get a second degree murder conviction after its poor showing
the past few weeks in which the defense was able to use nearly all of the prosecutions witnesses against them, so they decide
its time to change
Prosecutor Richard Mantei argued that instructions for third-degree murder should be included on the premise that Zimmerman committed child abuse when
he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin because Martin was underage.
This surprise is important because the defense did not have time to research the law, while the State presented numerous cases. Additionally, the
entire defense strategy was predicated around defending against charges of 2nd degree murder, not child abuse. Generally it is not a defense to child
abuse that the perpetrator did not know the age of the victim. If judge Debra Nelson rule sin the prosecution's favor it may well lead to a
conviction, but any conviction would necessarily be overturned on appeal.
This entire case has been one giant kangaroo court, and it wouldn't shock me in the least if Nelson let the prosecution get away with this.
edit on 11-7-2013 by SirMike because: me fail engrish?