Skip to comments.State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman Self-defense is not a crime: VERDICT WATCH.
Posted on 07/13/2013 6:07:06 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
I pray for a fair and just verdict. My support and thoughts go out to the Zimmerman family and the defense team as we wait.
Links to Live Streams (Thanks Carole):
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>>>>Jeff Weiner @JeffWeinerOS
Jury instructions: Jurors cannot convict on manslaughter in this case if #TrayvonMartins death justified, excusable, negligent or accident.<<<
If true, brings a smile to MY face....please dear Father in heaven, let it be so
Fox legal says this indicates they are not buying self defense.
KNEW IT. I’m upset now...Oh well....
They don't. It's all the same rile-up-everybody-and-hope-they-watch-us. They don't know what it "indicates" anymore than the man on moon. Sheesh. See #1529, P-Marlowe's theory sounds quite plausible.
Several attorneys. One female said, this manslaughter charge was a terrible and shouldn’t have happened.
May God in His mercy, free George Zimmerman. May He heal those in need of healing and quell the coming storm. Amen.
Praying for God to be merciful to George Zimmerman.
Exactly. People are assuming the jury is of one mind already. There's no reason for that. One of the jurors might think it should be manslaughter because Z followed and the others seeking the clarification to convince her otherwise. Nobody knows what's going on, but it's a mistake to think they are all thinking alike.
Thank you Papa!
The State didnt add it. In Florida, manslaughter is an automatic lesser-included charge to second-degree murder unless the State asks that it be excluded from the jury instructions. The Defense asked to have the manslaughter instructions stricken but the prosecution argued for it to be included.
I thought it was an automatic 30 years if one killed someone younger than 18?
If he is found quilty of Manslaugter, after the prosecution put up no evidence of his guilt whatsover, this would be the biggest miscarriage of justice in the last 100 years. It was self-defense. To convict of Manslaughter it would mean that the jurors completely ignored the evidence in the case. Disgusting.
1000 percent with you
she’s such a piece of crap.
according to sherry dewitt, DN left out that if you find GZ negligent, YOU CANNOT CONVICT.
I have been out all day
don’t know what is going on but this makes me sick
So per manslaughter instructions Zimmerman had to have intent?
I would guessing a week ago that manslaughter was 2-4 years. A guy in New Mexico was just released from prison. 2-3 people died in his sweatlodge in the desert in some new age ceremony. He was sentenced to 4, out in 2.
And that may very well be the question; we’re unsure, does self-defense negate a manslaughter verdict?
Cogent. I think that's exactly where we are.
Could there really be 6 women on a jury who are so stupid as to see this as manslaughter? I find that hard to believe.
As long as there is at least 1 who sees this as the obvious self-defense that it is, then I would hope that any such jurors will "stand their ground" and not do the politically correct, legally incorrect thing.
If there's 1 or more of those, then GZ is free, at least for the moment.
Self defense trumps all other charges. If they’re asking for clarification, at least one juror is not buying self-defense.
Clueless but did read it and I know now.
>>>>...the jury has dispensed with the 2nd degree murder charge and just wants to make sure they fully understand manslaughter. When they realize (i.e. get clarification) that self-defense (the same self defense that overcame murder 2) does the same for manslaughter...this trial is over.<<<<<
Please LORD let it be so!!
This woman on Fox talking right now is full of it. If there is any doubt about who the aggressor was, check the wounds on GZ and tie that in to the witness John Good. There is no breaking of the law in following a person. She is saying GZ threw a punch. Waht a dingbat!
Thanks for the update I appreciate it.
Thank you for that.
I haven’t had a drink for years, but I could sure use a double vodka martini right this minute.
If 1 juror feels it was “reasonable” for GZ to fear for his life, then they must aquit. Can it be that the concealed carry Jurist would not feel it was reasonable to fear for safety? Why else carry?
Those liberal jurors may be enjoying the media attention and may prolong this another day or two, but ultimatley fear of rioting will make them convict of manslaughter. And they don’t know that both crimes carry the same sentence. I wish I had faith in the American people, but I have less every day. They are truly beyond hope. Have faith in a few individuals but not in the people as a whole.
I look at the OJ case as a perfect example of people rushing to judgement on what the jury was asking for..jury question was about the limo driver’s testimony, lawyers thought for sure that meant that the jury was going to convict because the limo driver saw a shadowy figure going into OJ’s house soon after the murder then he was rung through the gate..and we all know what happened
The deal here isn’t that the jury wants to know anything other than if they compromise, how long is GZ gonna get? They do not get to hear that....so it does prove that this was a joke when they added in the manslaughter charge. There is no question that the 2nd degree charge has any followers. It does not, obviously.
This jury of dumb bimbos, of which I am among, still does not see self defense is self defense. They only see the emotion and that they really need to make GZ guilty of something.
This is not how we send a man to prison for most of his natural life.
Im going to be optimistic. I think the jury has agreed there is no murder charge and they are now deliberating the manslaughter charge and one or two of the jurors are holding out because they feel sorry for Baby Trayvon. I think the jury wanted clarification on the second charge. I cant believe 6 intelligent people could come to the conclusion that GZ was not justified in pulling the trigger.
I’m taking my granddaughter to dinner.
Their question may very well be in deciding self-defense with regard to manslaughter?
WHY get upset over what bloviators on Fox say? They don’t know anything more than we do. They’re paid to fill time with words, so they spew whatever comes to mind. Relax...
It will either end the way we want it to, or it won’t. Fortunately none of us will be directly affected. This time.
Someone should have pointed a red laser into their hotel rooms last night beaming ‘manslaughter is 30 years’
The cops did rule this justifiable a long time ago. Problem is Bambi took it up to take guns away and spark race war.
Entirely way too much speculation here and on TV. Why? The worthless media. unknowledgable talking head legal experts and anchors on TV. They are so wrong.
We do not have text of jury “question”. It is almost never disclosed except to the attorneys and THEN the Judge asks for ideas how to respond, what to say, or whether to respond at all. That is what is going on now. How do we respond or do we? The Judge is looking for consensus from counsel on this. It is highly unlikely she would repeat any of her charge.
Another thing is that jurors never hear the penalties. They can only go on what they know, i.e Murder = bad, manslaughter = well I know a guy who got convicted of that and he got 5 years. But Fla apparently does 30 w/o parole.
Any more Q’s, ping me.
It will be 6 months before I am ready to serve in another such trial (just tuckered out)...what about you?;-)
I saw most of that cluster $#@! of Lawyers on Hannity last night giving their 2 cents, just reaffirms to me that this country is finished.
Not sayin’ we don’t have our share of nutjobs, but the sweatlodge dude was in Arizona.
Hopefully, BO isn’t on the golf course and delayed her research.
Unreal ..such ineptitude. Doesn’t someone like a law clerk go over these instructions letter by letter?
?? Where did you hear that?
What? Were you a child bride?;-)
What don’t these jurors get about reasonable doubt. If they doubt 2nd degree they also have to doubt manslaughter.
A good scenario:
5 of the jury members understand the main elements to convict for manslaughter, which the state has not even come close to meeting unless the facts are being twisted in the jury room. The one hold out for manslaughter needs to be convinced that the other 5 jury members are correct, but wants to hear from authority outside the jury room for clarification.
George Zimmerman cannot be guilty of manslaughter by committing a merely negligent act or if the killing was either justifiable or excusable homicide:
That’s from the actual instructions, page 10.
Hi RC...I wish I could catch you up, but I’m shaking like a leaf...if you go back about 50 posts or so you’ll get the gist.
shes such a piece of crap.
according to sherry dewitt, DN left out that if you find GZ negligent, YOU CANNOT CONVICT.
Thanks SpaceJunkie. I thought that I heard something like that. Nelson may have done that INTENTIONALLY.