Skip to comments.Breaking – State moves to charge Zimmerman with 3d Degree Murder based on Aggravated Child Abuse
Posted on 07/11/2013 9:11:32 AM PDT by Sopater
As expected, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case ruled that in addition to Second Degree Murder, she will instruct the jury on the lesser included offense of Manslaughter, as required by Florida case law.
In a surprise move this morning, the prosecution asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge and to instruct the jury on Third Degree Murder, which is murder in the course of committing a felony.
The felony the State wanted as the predicate was Aggravated Child Abuse (Jury Instruction) because Trayvon Martin was 17 at the time of the shooting.
According to Don West, the defense was not notified until 7:30 a.m. this morning.
This surprise is important because the defense did not have time to research the law, while the State presented numerous cases. Generally it is not a defense to child abuse that the perpetrator did not know the age of the victim. This is an unusual circumstance, however, where Zimmerman was punched in the nose and the child was on top punching him to say that excessive use of force in defense of an attack by a child is child abuse certainly requires some time to research and argue. I dont know the answer to that legal question, but the court should give the defense time to research and argue it. (Update 11:35 a.m. Judge just indicated she will give defense time to research, but didnt indicate how long until 1 p.m.)
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Child abuse??? What, no child pornography charge against GZ?
George should have run when he had the chance.
what FELONY was Zimmerman committing?
WATCH CAREFULLY, HISPANICS (and EVERYONE!) at the lengths the Obama administration will go to, in order to send an innocent man to jail.
What I think is happening is a deliberate destruction of the case so it can be retried as a civil rights case in a federal court.
Justice is dead, long live Justice.
Gentlemen, start your engines.
“Don’t get caught”.
...this is coming directly from Odungo himself....
I wish I could say that you’re mistaken... but I can’t.
So with new charges can they ask for new opportunity to present a defense?
They defended him against the existing charges- don’t they have to have a new trial for new charges?
I mean what if they said “Oh we want to charge him with tax-evasion now too... “?
Then they can recall the police department head who said oon CNN that OBAMA FORCE HIM TO RAILROAD Zimmerman after the initially decided NOT to charge him
It’s a Soviet show trial folks. This is what MarxoFascists DO to create a climate of fear among it’s people and rile up their worshippers to the State.
Did any of you really think the Obama regime’s Social InJustice would for a second, allow the truth to prevail?
What the heck? Can they just keep throwing new charges at him so that something might stick? What next, charge him for littering?
Ok, so in Florida, it’s legal to change the indictment brought against you by the state when the state begins to realize that they are not going to be able to prove the original charge? So, Ok, let’s charge him with 3rd degree murder, Oh, no, how about Manslaughter?
Wouldn’t new charges demand a new trial? I pray to God that the jury just out and out acquits Zimmerman. This is unbelievable.
We now convict or acquit based upon the skin color of the participants. A sad day for what was once a fine judicial system.
Planting the seeds rather for a future revolt down the road.
Tried to tell all those “He’s going to walk” folks. The state of Florida’s power structure has decreed that this man goes to prison no matter what. The old police chief testified that the department’s investigation was hijacked by politicians, and that they were ordered to arrest him even though no cause existed to do so. George Zimmerman is to be sacrificed to the gods of racial correctness. I fully expect he’ll be murdered shortly after being sent to prison.
When do the crackas start rioting for this injustice?
This is a lynching by the Black KKK.
The terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.
Outrageous. Violation of Zimmerman’s substantive right to due process of law and grounds for appeal. But coming from this bunch, not surprising.
The judge already said something along the lines of ‘If I screw this up, you can try again in a higher court’.
Not using the black bags provided at the beginning of the walkway.
Bingo!!! Mistrial in the making. What a farce this is.
That’s just it - in order for it to be 3rd degree, they have to have a “predicate” felony,
which is why they are going for the absurd charge of “child abuse”.
Yeah, a 17 yr old, 6’ 3”, 220 lb, MMA trained, first/sucker punch throwing, straddle vice beating with intent to kill,
This is un-freakin’-believable!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe what I am reading here, I cannot believe it. This should make EVERYBODY take to the streets and riot, because if the fascists can do this, they can charge ANYBODY with ANYTHING.
In the course of committing a felony?? Did I miss something here? Did Zimmerman feel Trayvon up before he shot him? Did he take nude photos of him?
I pray the jury is not falling for this tripe, but I wouldn’t doubt it being that is probably fixed as well.
“Now you’re gonna know what it’s like to be ruled by the black man.”
— NBP thug at Philadelphia polling place, November, 2008
So after the defense rests, a new charge is brought into play. Nothing like changing the game after the game is over.
1st Villager: ‘e’s a witch! Burn ‘im!”
2nd Villager: “’ow do you know ‘e’s a witch?”
1st villager: “Uh ... ummm... ‘E LOOKS like one! Burn ‘im!”
If this is the case, and there are not riots in the streets by Zimmerman supporters, then we deserve what is to come. And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward. ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
This case becomes more preposterous by the minute, the state does not want justice, it just wants to lynch someone.
I’ll say it again: this is a high-tech necklacing.
Looks more and more like a mistrial in the making, mark my words.
I have no doubt that this is just what one would expect.
Reason for fight about murder3: If #Zimmerman is so convicted, he'll face a life sentence under 10-20-life. #Trayvon, #Zimmerman.
The fix is in, Zimmerman will never be a free man again. Holder, obama, sharpton, and all of the race baiting pimps, and their political whores and judicial lackeys, will make sure that they either get riots, or a dead Zimmerman, with riots. The rule of law is dead in America. Welcome to the new lawless land.
You would think liberals would agree.
Child abuse? WTF? This is law abuse by the judge! I think a child should run up to her, punch her in the nose then knock her to the ground and beat her head against the floor repeatedly!
He should join Snowden.
The seeds for 'revolt' were planted the moment the Obama regime sought to railroad Zimmerman in order to orchestrate chaos. Those seeds have germinated and Obama is simply waiting for his efforts to incite a race war to ignite.
Then he will have the excuse he wants.
If you were referring to the rest of America revolting against this blatant race-war pimping, that's not gonna happen. Bloodshed is going to trump common sense - just you watch.
“What I think is happening is a deliberate destruction of the case so it can be retried as a civil rights case in a federal court.”
You may be on to something.
You know the pimp Holder is chomping at the bit on this for a civil rights case.
Black justice by the communists judge and the court system.
May as well charge him as an accessory in the JFK assassination...
Makes about as much sense.
He didn’t do anything wrong!
Once again, those who obey the law get completely ass raped by the people who don’t. :(:(:(:(:(
Maybe WE should be the ones threatening to riot! This is nothing but a kangaroo court!
You aren't going to question how old the SOB is, You're effing dying here!
BTW, imho he didn't abuse the perp, he just shot him, once.
Then Zimmerman’s defense should appeal any decision immediately to a higher court before the case even goes to the jury.
File a motion for mistrial...