Mantei says the jury should be free to consider the whether Zimmerman followed Martin when deciding who provoked the fight.
[Updated at 11:07 a.m. ET]
West says if the jurors think Zimmerman following Martin was illegal, they must be told in the instructions that it wasn't or they will be confused.
[Updated at 11:05 a.m. ET]
Nelson is talking about how a comma needs to removed from the jury instructions, because the comma has caused cases to be reversed in the past.
[Updated at 11:02 a.m. ET]
West says Zimmerman's actions of trying to help law enforcement cannot be considered provocation. Physical force or threat of physical force is provocation, according to West.
[Updated at 10:58 a.m. ET]
Mantei is arguing again that evidence exists that Zimmerman may have provoked the fight, and it is up to the jury to decide who provoked who on the night of the shooting.
[Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET]
Zimmerman is closing his eyes as the attorneys argue over who provoked who the night of the shooting.
[Updated at 10:53 a.m. ET]
West says the facts do not support Mantei's accusation that Martin provoked the fight.
[Updated at 10:51 a.m. ET]
The attorneys are now arguing, regarding the jury instructions, about what it means to provoke a fight, and its legal ramifications. Mantei says Zimmerman provoked the altercation because he followed Martin on the night of the shooting.
[Updated at 10:48 a.m. ET]
Mantei says West's definition of "justifiable use of deadly force" is applicable, but it is not, as West claims, the only definition.
[Updated at 10:44 a.m. ET]
West calls the prosecution definition of "justifiable use of deadly force" another "trick." Nelson says she doesn't want to hear the word "trick" again.
[Updated at 10:42 a.m. ET]
West is objecting to the prosecution's definition of "justifiable use of deadly force."
[Updated at 10:37 a.m. ET]
Zimmerman has been taking notes as West argues passionately for his cause. Prosecutor Mantei has moved on to the self-defense jury instructions.
[Updated at 10:35 a.m. ET]
West is calling the prosecution's actions a "trick." Nelson says she understands West's argument, and will come back to this issue.