George Zimmerman’s attorneys rested their case yesterday, making way for the prosecution’s closing argument later this afternoon. Jurors are expected to return to court at 1:00 p.m.
Attorneys on both sides will be in court this morning, however, to argue about whether jurors should be allowed to consider lesser charges for Zimmerman when they deliberate.
State prosecutors are asking the judge in the Trayvon Martin murder case to instruct the jury to consider lesser charges — manslaughter and aggravated assault — when they begin deliberations Friday.
The defense objects to any lesser charges.
If both sides keep to the schedule Judge Nelson decided on yesterday – with both giving closing statements today – the jury should begin deliberations by Friday.
We’ll keep you updated on the latest.