Skip to comments.Judge Nelson throws OUT 'child abuse' felony murder charge
Posted on 07/11/2013 10:08:00 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
Judge Nelson has ruled AGAINST the prosecution for their attempt at a jury instruction for felony manslaughter based on 'child abuse'.
One common sense action in this circus.
As she ought to have. It was preposterous.
Good, that was ridiculous!
She pretending she’s fair??
Only smart thing she’s done. I wonder if she’ll change her mind?
A leap too far for even this crazy-ass judge
BUT she told the jury they could rule on a lesser charge of manslaughter, which he is not charged with. He should be a free man.
Judge Nelson attempts to save her career.
Because the ridiculous “child abuse” charge was the underlying charge.
A real judge should probably have sanctioned the idiot for trying to file it in the first place.
Good. I was thinking the idea was straight from the DOJ. It would have been automatic grounds for appeal, I think, since the defense never had time to prepare for that charge.
The prosecution is desperately pulling any rabbit out of the hat they can to get any kind of conviction against Zimmerman. Even if the rabbit is dead and decayed nad has absolutely no life in it.
Zimmerman was attacked by Martin. After all of the testimony, that is absoluteely clear. Zimmerman violoated NO law, and yet Martin sucker punched Zimmerman in the nose, breaking his nose and knocking him to the ground. Martin then climbed on top of the prostrate Zimmerman and was beating him, knocking his head into the ground and cement. Zimmerman's screams for help are hysteric, panicked, and clearly a person fearing for his life.
Zimmerman finally shot in defense of his life. Killing a 17 year old who is in the act of beating you senseless and possibly beating you to death is not child abuse.
The very idea would make reason stare, and would be just another affront to, and travesty of justice. At least the Judge recognized this and rejected it.
Now, I pray, with all my heart, that the Jury comes back with an innocent on all counts verdict, and that they do so very, very quickly. I also pray that the Standford and other local...and heck, nation-wide police and Sheriff's departments are prepared to put down whatever rioting results from such a verdict.
The race baiters, politicians, and liberal media people who are stirring up and inciting this travesty need to be cut down to size...cut off at the knees. They need to be themselves prosecuted for their incitement to violence and conspiracy to subvert the law.
Don't know if it's true, but I read somewhere that in Florida, manslaughter is automatically a lesser included charge for any murder charge.
I thought Ozzie Osborne was a brunette.
He looks good with a blonde wig and actually sounds coherent. Knew that law degree he got from the back of a match book would one day come in handy.
Can she be impeached? Or recalled since she was actually elected? If neither, when is she up for reelection?
It was a “make weight” request by the prosecution — intended to force the defense to fight that instead of the manslaughter charge (which is the one the prosecution really wanted)
Don’t go to Florida, that is the message from all this publicity. You have no rights to defend against crime in Florida. They will use every ridiculous antiquated law even âstalkingâ because you decided to go there. It’s a micro picture of our nation. Staycations are the only way to be safe.
There is a growing flash point now on whichever side wins or loses. If Zimmerman is convicted after all of this nonsense, he will be viewed as a political prisoner. If acquitted the usual suspects, abetted by the MSM will try to incite violence. Let’s hope the jurors have the courage to acquit.
Indeed. Team Eric WithHolder is very upset about this. He’s been working on this for months, gathering case law like crazy!
Corey and DOJ probably told her they will win the appeal if it was allowed
“BUT she told the jury they could rule on a lesser charge of manslaughter”
That appears to be required by state law, and was expected.
I think she looks like Jeff Daniels in “Dumb and
Wow, to be honest, I’m stunned she threw this out, what is she up to? There’s got to be something more sinister coming down the pike. I don’t trust her. She’s an eric holder puppet and even when this is over, it’s not going to be over for a long time.
So glad to see there are still people (like us) who care about a modicum of integrity in our court system.
I just fired off an email to Rick Scott to that nature. Jump on people, flood him with disapproval!
Toseed that grasped-at straw into the shredder!
Way to go!
TM was no 12-year-old kid at the time of his last poorly chosen deed.
Agree with you. A not-guilty on all counts should be scratched together as soon as possible and let Mr. Zimmerman try to get on with his life. I’m cynical though, and believe the jury will somehow obligated to apply a lesser charge.
If GZ is found not guilty can the state recharge this?
What were they thinking? First you find him guilty, THEN file the charges.
After all, Zimmerman did leave Taydmark's body and blood on the ground.
Even a blind squirrel is right twice a day.
Here’s hoping the jury saw this new “charge” for the load of BS it was. Wouldn’t it be nice if the prosecution sunk their own ship in trying to keep it from getting sunk.
Indeed. A blend of Jeff Daniels and Ozzy Osbourne.
I’ve lived in Fla. for 44 years.............and it ain’t california. Just like Nevada isn’t california. right O.J.?
“We, the jury, find the defendant not guilty on all counts. We also find that the prosecution’s lead attorney is creepy and that the judge is a dead ringer for Chris Farley.”
I would say that’s double jeopardy and not allowed under the constitution. But with this bunch anything is possible.
other than the medical report, was there any non-heresay evidence as to age?
This would be so reversable as to question this judges right to a legal degree.
It would have been too blatant even for the libs..Race Hustler Inc will have to hold out hope for a hung jury.
You aren’t safe in Florida; your wife isn’t safe in Florida; your children aren’t safe in Florida. Get the message?
Gods what a circus...
When dismissed to deliberate, the jury should just stand up... then sit right back down again. George should be acquitted and the this judge should be impeached.
Further, the DA needs to be disbarred and jailed under USC Title 18 Sec 241; Conspiracy to deprive civil Rights under color of law.
Well, if you do go to Florida and have a need to defend yourself, you risk spending the rest of your life in jail.
The governemnt in Florida want to kill or destroy those who defend themselves.
George Zimmerman will have a lot of options of which civil lawsuits he will be filing after his acquittal. Angela Corey should definitely be one.
the whole nation must make self defense stronger.
juries SHOULD be told what the defendant is facing.
prosecutors MUST be required to NOTICE IN ADVANCE these lesser included charges. No lets see how it goes.
Even if its a different crime?
Now I feel real bad about posting these pics yesterday: