SANFORD, Fla. – Jurors deciding whether George Zimmerman committed a crime when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin asked Saturday for clarification on the charge of manslaughter – a possible indication they were considering the lesser charge instead of second-degree murder.
They also asked for dinner, an apparent sign they planned to deliberate for at least an hour or more beyond the eight hours they already had put in during their second day.
“May we please have clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter,” Judge Debra Nelson read from the six-member, all-woman jury’s note before a courtroom that had rapidly filled up with lawyers, reporters and members of the families of Martin and Zimmerman.
As jurors awaited an answer, Nelson talked to lawyers at the bench and after a half-hour recess, they agreed to send a note back asking the jurors to elaborate.
“The court can’t engage in general discussion but may…
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