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Is making an apt word to prove that then feed request to consider other charges now including the third degree murder felony charge.
He says we have just this -- been sprung on us we haven't had any time to react.
To be ready for this and he thinks that that is quote outrageous let let's listen to some of us moments ago.
And say it's certainly consistent.
With the way this case has proceeded.
But it certainly just as disingenuous as well this is outrageous.
It's outrageous that the state would seek to do this at this time in this case.
Now if the court wants to recess for several hours.
So we can research and review these cases draft memo of law we can do that and we certainly are entitled to the opportunity to respond.
In a meaningful way.
But it's just hard for me to imagine that the court could take this seriously.
Certainly the court wasn't provided with the case -- either.
Nor given any hint that this is where this was going to go.
And all due respect to that statement.
The court hasn't been provided a lot of things that had been requested to have hearings that the court has had up until late in the evening.
Until the last minute -- requests about it so.
That that in and of itself is not an argument I don't wanna go there -- so let's go -- the argument about this instruction.
I'm not prepared to make an argument this was just emailed to me very.
In these set of instructions that -- -- obviously been working on for months and months and months just to spring it on -- one -- the last minute.
-- has this fully formed and organized.
Argument based upon all this case -- that I guarantee you he didn't come up with between yesterday when they wanted aggravated assault.
And this morning when they know 13 degree murder based on which.
-- -- Really.
This course sitting right there apparently improving of this -- -- that does not.
That's not proper argument it's not fair to me it's not fair to mr.
Zimmerman -- mr.
Romero or the court.
For this to happen like this right now.
I need time to sort this out if the court is going to give any consideration.
To this remarkable.
Suggestion by the state that somehow.
Third degree murder based upon -- What an 827 chapter of 27 chapter 39 violation of the child abuse case could somehow.
When trailing -- these shots were doing George Zimmerman.
This somehow George Zimmerman was engaged in child abuse.
Quite a moment.
He is arguing that they are lesser charges are -- scramble.
Ride to come up with alternatives for this jury.
Because perhaps they feel that they haven't reached the -- and that was set upon them in the second degree murder charge Gregg Jarrett what do you think.
Well -- they've been sandbagged honestly because it was well known that the prosecution was gonna seek lesser included we knew which ones they were they let everybody know this is a surprise.
And the defenses and wait a minute.
We we never knew for one moment they -- argue a third degree murder charge here based on child abuse because trade on Martin is under the age of eighteen.
As I read this statute in Don rest west -- hasn't had a chance to read it yet.
-- you've got to show the prosecution -- -- -- the Zimmerman knew that at trade on Martin qualified as a child and there's no evidence that he knew that.
Yeah in fact he had believes this you know it was expressed that they thought he was older that he was at the time so.
Got a lot going on here we will.
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