Zimmerman Trial: If State can’t get murder 2, can they get manslaughter? Yes . . . and no

Hey folks, As we all know by now, Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder. In Florida second degree murder requires that the State prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Zimmerman possessed a “depraved mind” at the moment he killed Trayvon Martin. For an explanation of Florida’s requirement of a “depraved mind,” click here: Getting to Murder 2: Finding George Zimmerman’s “Depraved Mind” Florida’s murder statute can be viewed here: 782.04 Murder The jury …

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