[Updated at 10:33 a.m. ET]
Nelson says the law says that third-degree murder is a lesser included charge of second-degree murder.
[Updated at 10:32 a.m. ET]
West appears to be very upset, and frustrated with the prosecution.
[Updated at 10:31 a.m. ET]
West says the third-degree felony was sprung on him at the last minute, and he is not prepared to make an argument about the third-degree felony murder.
[Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET]
"Just when I thought this case couldn't get anymore bizarre. The state is seeking third-degree murder based on child abuse. Is the court going to give this any serious contention or consideration, because if so we have a lot of talking to do," West says.
[Updated at 10:26 a.m. ET]
Mantei says the self-defense would apply to all the charges being considered in this case. West is now arguing before in the court.
[Updated at 10:23 a.m. ET]
Mantei is now talking about the elements required of third-degree murder saying the jury must find the defendant was committing a felony and as a result of the felony someone died.
[Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET]
Mantei is explaining to the court multiple cases where third-degree murder was charged against the defendant.
[Updated at 10:16 a.m. ET]
Mantei is buttressing his argument with examples from case law now.
[Updated at 10:14 a.m. ET]
Mantei is arguing why Zimmerman should also be charged with third-degree felony murder. Mantei says the basis for the charge is that Zimmerman committed the felony of child abuse that resulted in death.
[Updated at 10:08 a.m. ET]
Nelson says that based on case law she will charge Zimmerman with manslaughter. Nelson is now asking if there are any objections the manslaughter jury instruction.
[Updated at 10:06 a.m. ET]
Prosecutor Mantei is giving his argument as to why Florida law demands that lesser included charges in this case.
[Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET]
Prosecutors are no longer seeking the lesser included charge of aggravated assault. They are now asking that Zimmerman be charged with third-degree felony murder.
[Updated at 10:03 a.m. ET]