George Zimmerman

The judge in the Trayvon Martin 2nd degree murder trial will decide on Thursday whether to allow the jury to convict George Zimmerman of lesser crimes if he is acquitted, People.com reports.

Prosecutors asked the judge to let the all-female jury consider manslaughter and aggravated assault when they begin deliberations on Friday, USA Today reports. But Zimmerman's attorneys opposed the request.

The request caused some in the legal community to say the prosecution isn't confident they will win a conviction. "They aren't going to go all or nothing," said Jose Baez, the attorney who successfully defended Casey Anthony. Baez added he doesn't think the prosecutor's office proved their case of 2nd degree murder.

Zimmerman, 29, did not take the witness stand in his own defense Wednesday.

Defendants in a criminal trial are not required to testify in their own defense because they have the presumption of innocent until proven guilty. But jurors are often suspicious of defendants who refuse to take the witness stand and explain their side of the story.

The defense rested their case on Wednesday. Closing arguments begin on Thursday. Zimmerman faces up to 30 years for manslaughter; and up to five years for aggravated assault.

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    • Betamax82

      :pray: God please get justice for Trayvon and his family

    • Aryanna

      I watched this case EVERYDAY and I agree..THE PROSECUTION SUCKED! Everything they tried to pin on Zimmerman the defense ate it up. We all know this man is guilty but sadly when it comes to the law, you need evidence to back it up. smh...

    • Betamax82

      Oh I forgot fat :pigsfly: bastid eat shyt & die :tea:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      :coffee:

    • lovezoe

      Question: why didn't they call the wife as a witness?

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

      That Bastard better get something!

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

      Yea they should have ate his wife up and asked about those funds she was lying about with him. Why no charges on that

    • Oh no :cell: you must be MissTaken

      Finally the prosecution got some sense :yahoo:
      Pls allow it judge :pray:

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Uuuuuhhhh! I just want to torture his fat azz!

      From downstairs:

      Smonae says:

      I cant get over Michel’le voice, chit irritating as hell
      ********************

      Her voice is going to take some getting used to, but I'm gonna get used to it. I don't want to judge her for something she can't control. It has to be difficult enough going through life with that type of affliction.

    • Oh no :cell: you must be MissTaken

      Rnb LA
      Chante: banging body and voice. Like her but I bet she has some dirt either on or about her
      Lil No: I believe in esteem of yourself but boo when you compared your levels and ability to Beyonce :ghost: you have heart tho
      Claudette: Pretty girl and voice. Her eyes seemed pained :cry: and she seems hurt and sad. I will pray for her
      Dawn: she seems like that black girl who decides to try other things because the normal “Hurt” her and she seems lost
      Michelle: yea I know it’s not spelled like that. Her nose is Kin to Latoya Jack. Her voice I can’t. Sounds like Minnie Mouse sucked on a helium Johnson and got pink eye

      by Oh no :cell: you must be MissTaken on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:29 am

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPOUgobWTT0 RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono:

      The baldheaded man is PIST!!!

    • lovezoe

      Te defense lawyer is in court right now COONING! He is heated!

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      lovezoe says:

      Question: why didn’t they call the wife as a witness?

      bc she a sorry lyin bitch too!

      gm Zoe :heart:

    • Trendsetter

      If he gets off...somebody will rockabye baby his ass....

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com The Reverend Priestess Prophetess Pastor Bishop Mother Pope of the Church of BLACK Jeesus Pickachu Tran

      i stopped watching this trial.. the prosecution was a JOKE a damn joke.
      But anyway i can't stand this fat nasty lookin wetback... How he gain 2 whole people in just a year :blink: like damn :no:

    • lovezoe

      FAYFAY- :heart:

    • http://www.bellashayy.com bellashay

      I pray Justice is served!! It hearts my heart to see he may get off!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      This Fatazzz :tea:

    • FuturedocDonte

      I think he may have a chance of going down

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com The Reverend Priestess Prophetess Pastor Bishop Mother Pope of the Church of BLACK Jeesus Pickachu Tran

      Michelle: yea I know it’s not spelled like that. Her nose is Kin to Latoya Jack. Her voice I can’t. Sounds like Minnie Mouse sucked on a helium Johnson and got pink eye

      ________________

      *hollers* :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPOUgobWTT0 RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono:

      Wetback? Wow...

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      very accurate assessment MissTaken! :tea:

      i saw all that pain in Claudette's eyes too. always wondered what happened to her & y she didnt blow bc clearly she's super talented & very beautiful

    • Trendsetter

      I really like Claudette Ortiz...beautiful woman....

      However the Mr. was vacuuming around the time she explained to dawn what happened with the group....

      Te word on the street was she dated both memebers of the group and thats why the group broke up...is that what she stated last night?

    • MoniquetheGeek

      Claudette: Pretty girl and voice. Her eyes seemed pained :cry: and she seems hurt and sad. I will pray for her
      ________________________
      I caught that too. It looks like she is hurting bad.

    • lovezoe

      I can see him being convicted of manslaughter. I just don't see a jury giving second-degree with the evidence the jury was presented. Also, this will be going on for the next five years. If he is convicted, there will be an immediate appeal and Chaz will be free again.

    • Trendsetter

      FuturedocDonte says:

      I think he may have a chance of going down

      __________________________

      A part of me believes that too

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com The Reverend Priestess Prophetess Pastor Bishop Mother Pope of the Church of BLACK Jeesus Pickachu Tran

      RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono: says:

      Wetback? Wow…

      ___________

      I reserved that FOR HIM :coffee: IS THAT RACIST :shrugs:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      so word on the skreet is that ppl plan on acting an ass if zimmerman isn't convicted. which is why rev al & nem are calling for non-violent protest. #setup :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahneSxJYnHo&list=UUcbYWMlGF9Jj58Rp10X7Rag that_VA_thickchick

      Michelle: yea I know it’s not spelled like that. Her nose is Kin to Latoya Jack. Her voice I can’t. Sounds like Minnie Mouse sucked on a helium Johnson and got pink eye
      ____________
      PINK EYE!!!!!!! :dead:

      I'm mad I forgot to watch this. I get stuck on HGTV. I need to set the DVR.

    • lovezoe

      Zimmerman didn't identify as Hispanic until he killed a black boy. He gone go right back to being white if he get off. Note: No such thing as a White Hispanic. Alabasters use the one-drop rule for yall too.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I think dude is going to walk :tea: and he will have a very hard time living a normal life

    • KyCakes

      The Judge :lol:

    • lovezoe

      so word on the skreet is that ppl plan on acting an ass if zimmerman isn’t convicted. which is why rev al & nem are calling for non-violent protest. #setup
      ++++++++++
      As I said before, I hope folks don't tear up THEIR stuff.

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

      Michelle: yea I know it’s not spelled like that. Her nose is Kin to Latoya Jack.
      ------
      Said I saw Latoya up in that pic yesterday :tea:

    • Aryanna

      FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

      so word on the skreet is that ppl plan on acting an ass if zimmerman isn’t convicted. which is why rev al & nem are calling for non-violent protest. #setup

      ____________________________

      Lol I knew it. I dont even feel bad about it. His whole nonchalant attitude in court irked me.

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      Trendsetter says:

      I really like Claudette Ortiz…beautiful woman….

      However the Mr. was vacuuming around the time she explained to dawn what happened with the group….

      Te word on the street was she dated both memebers of the group and thats why the group broke up…is that what she stated last night?

      pretty much. she dated the heavier guy 1st & he dogged her out. the other guy she married & had kids by. marriage lasted 10 years or something like that :shrug:

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com The Reverend Priestess Prophetess Pastor Bishop Mother Pope of the Church of BLACK Jeesus Pickachu Tran

      Note: No such thing as a White Hispanic. Alabasters use the one-drop rule for yall too.
      ____________________

      TRUTH.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

      so word on the skreet is that ppl plan on acting an ass if zimmerman isn’t convicted. which is why rev al & nem are calling for non-violent protest. #setup
      _______________

      I have been giving AL the side eye lately, ever since that young money stunt :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPOUgobWTT0 RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono:

      Picka it comes across as racist... that's why I said wow

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      lovezoe says:

      so word on the skreet is that ppl plan on acting an ass if zimmerman isn’t convicted. which is why rev al & nem are calling for non-violent protest. #setup
      ++++++++++
      As I said before, I hope folks don’t tear up THEIR stuff.
      ^^^^
      THIS!

      hey Jen Aryanna & Ky! :hi:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Ky Ky and Fay Fay :kiss:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      the fact that i just got caught up in my feelings at work has me so perturbed! #fml for that

    • https://mobile.twitter.com/callmepumkin/media/grid?idx=0&tid=337744209543045120 JMO

      I reserved that FOR HIM :coffee: IS THAT RACIST :shrugs:
      ______________________________________________________________

      Extremely ...

    • FuturedocDonte

      This judge wants him to to down too. She does not like West or Omara. :nono:

      Yesterday when she said " mr Zimmerman will u testify"
      West: ma'am I obj
      Judge: overruled

    • KyCakes

      Fayla
      Jenie

      :yahoo:
      I am so ill from the boy's birthday dinner last night :lol:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      Jen

      al aint meant much in my book for a long time now :tea: jesse WAY less :tea:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

      :lol:

    • Aryanna

      I like this judge tho! I will say that. She won't playing any games. I have a feeling somebody is going to smack that daughter of West for that lil Instagram stunt she pulled. Like she can't be touched.

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

      FuturedocDonte says:

      This judge wants him to to down too. She does not like West or Omara. :nono:

      Yesterday when she said ” mr Zimmerman will u testify”
      West: ma’am I obj
      Judge: overruled

      yup! :tea:

      Ky what did yall eat?

    • https://mobile.twitter.com/callmepumkin/media/grid?idx=0&tid=337744209543045120 JMO

      MoniquetheGeek says:

      Claudette: Pretty girl and voice. Her eyes seemed pained :cry: and she seems hurt and sad. I will pray for her
      ________________________

      I caught that too. It looks like she is hurting bad.
      _____________________________________________

      :yes:

      I think they all sounded pretty good to me too!

    • Smonae

      I know Bird and she actually seems cool & down to earth. Lil Mo think she on Bey level

      Chante still got it, I loved when she hit her high notes live.

      I wonder why M Carey doesnt sing live no more :think:

    • KyCakes

      @Fayla we had Maggiano's....So.Much.Food. :lol:

      Then they give you another pasta dish to take home ON TOP OF the chocolate cake that was the size of Kim Kartrashian's ass (the pregnant one)

    • MsB2u

      I sure hope the judge allow it

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com The Reverend Priestess Prophetess Pastor Bishop Mother Pope of the Church of BLACK Jeesus Pickachu Tran

      RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono: says:

      Picka it comes across as racist… that’s why I said wow

      ______________

      well didn't zimmerman call trayvon a NIGGRAH :shrugs: Is one less racist then the other.... why is it racist calling a racist hispanic a wetback :waiting:

    • Betamax82

      Chante was killing it last night is it called Whistle register

    • KyCakes

      Smonae says:
      Lil Mo think she on Bey level
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
      I actually think she is...
      I remember her albums from the early 00's and she really can sing. Lil Mo just choose to 'keep it real' and not go the glam marketing route.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Trendsetter says:
      FuturedocDonte says:
      I think he may have a chance of going down
      __________________________
      A part of me believes that too
      ~
      ~
      Me THREE

    • MissHarlem

      :nun: FINALLY

    • FuturedocDonte

      :offtopic:

      Did Jennifer Hudson and that dude get secretly married?

    • luVn_liFe…

      Note: No such thing as a White Hispanic. Alabasters use the one-drop rule for yall too.
      ~
      ~
      YUP!

    • Trendsetter

      I was just on fb arguing with some fools about TM and Chaz....why did I even let them get me all mad and ish...woosah

      Now back to R&B Divas...I really like the episode...but something telling me Chantel Moore ain't that damn squeaking clean...she got some skeltons in her closet..and Lil Mo, boo who checking for you??? Although I think you cool, but you doing too much...and Kelly, I can tell you will keep up a lot of drama

    • lovezoe

      :newpost:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :wave:
      FAY,JMO,KycaKe,DONTE,MZHaRleM!1

      HellllOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

      pretty much. she dated the heavier guy 1st & he dogged her out. the other guy she married & had kids by. marriage lasted 10 years or something like that
      **************************

      She glossed over it realy quick, but she got chirren by both them dudes.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPOUgobWTT0 RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono:

      The Reverend Priestess Prophetess Pastor Bishop Mother Pope of the Church of BLACK Jeesus Pickachu Tran says:

      RAZZLE is the , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. says:

      Picka it comes across as racist… that’s why I said wow

      ______________

      well didn’t zimmerman call trayvon a NIGGRAH Is one less racist then the other…. why is it racist calling a racist hispanic a wetback
      ----------
      What't the waiting for? :lol:

      I said it came across as racist, racist for you. Don't make a difference of who said what first. What I said is what I said. :lol:

    • https://mobile.twitter.com/callmepumkin/media/grid?idx=0&tid=337744209543045120 JMO

      @Luvn :hug:

    • Afiya

      :yahoo:

      GZ, takes a long walk off a short pier :bye:

    • Tt

      I don't understand why the prosecution insisted on using a 5 year old picture of TM. Didn't like that it made them look like they had something to 'hide'.
      Coulda/shoulda done better

    • 3halos

      He mus tbe on the cookie & hamhocks diet!

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      If Trayvon was trying to harm Pig Slop, then why did he not hit him with the can of Arizona ice tea? Pig Slop was hoping that the can of ice tea was a weapon. I can't wait until the judge gives him the harshest sentence under our justice system.

      #J4TM