Understand distinctions with very real legal and factual differences.First degree murder is any murder that is willful and premeditated. Both must be proven. In most states, that means unlawful killing that was committed after planning or "lying in wait" for the victim. No evidence of that here. The state could never make the case. No point wasting time. Just get on with it.
Second degree murder is a murder that is not premeditated or planned in advance. This will surely be the charge. Second-degree murder is ordinarily defined as (1) an intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned, nor committed in a reasonable "heat of passion" or (2) a killing caused by dangerous conduct and the offender's obvious lack of concern for human life. Second-degree murder may best be viewed as the middle ground between first-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.Voluntary manslaughter sometimes called a "Heat of Passion" murder, is any intentional killing that involved no prior intent to kill, and which was committed under such circumstances that would "cause a reasonable person to become emotionally or mentally disturbed." Both this and second degree murder are committed on the spot, but the two differ in the magnitude of the circumstances surrounding the crime. For example, a bar fight that results in death would ordinarily constitute second degree murder. If that same bar fight stemmed from a discovery of infidelity, however, it may be mitigated to voluntary manslaughter.
Involuntary Manslaughter stems from unintentional, but criminally negligent behavior. A drunk driving-related death is typically involuntary manslaughter. Note that the "unintentional" element here refers to the lack of intent to bring about the death. All three crimes above feature an intent to kill, whereas involuntary manslaughter is "unintentional," because the killer did not intend for a death to result from his intentional actions.Expect that Zimmerman will be swiftly charged with, and the jury instructed on, all of the later four crimes. Because the grand jury can be dispensed with this will allow for much swifter prosecution. Murder 2 plus more will stick and pin the infamous bug against the proverbial wall! Yes. Well done Angela Corey, well done! Dispense with the bullshit and get on with it. Wish granted! Now the prosecution can just do as everyone has been demanding.
Expect this prosecution to go for the jugular. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has prosecuted children as adults (albeit a practice that utterly disgusts me) and, rest assured, she has not been wasting her time. She is prepared. Believe me. She is going to come out with all legal guns blazing.Mr. Zimmerman likes guns? Really? Now watch how the Big Guns do battle Mr. Zimmerman. He demands we uphold the law? Really? The bitterest irony is that his pig-sty of a defense is really Trayvon's complete vindication. The law he relies on snaps him a “Z”! Yes, that’s what I said, Zimmerman’s phoney shield is really Trayvon’s Martin’s invincible sword. Yes it is. Stop trashing this law! Trash, instead Sanford’s bigoted law enforcement.
Don’t like this law? Think again. Tell it to every battered wife in jail for blowing away her drunken lout of a rapist husband. EVERYTHING You Think You Know About SYG is Wrong. Zimmerman wants law? Oh, yes, Mr. Zimmerman you are gonna get your law! Yes you are. Just watch. Do not think for an instant that Angela Corey is going to fuck this one up. Not a chance. This helladame knows her stuff. Poor George, he wants law. He’s gonna get his law. Yes he is.And can’t you just hear the disgusting defense now:
‘I am just a 240 lb muscled up gorilla with a nasty fuckin’ hardon semi-automatic pistol hidin’ in my pocket. And I jump outa my truck to take after that skinny 140 lb black boy and what did he do? Why he actually stood his ground, yes he actually did, and he pulled a fuckin’ pack of Skittles on me. Yes he did! What’s a real man tado? Little ol’ 240 lb muscled up skinhead me with an itty bitty gun hidin’ in my pants and that skinny 140 lb black boy jus’ runnin’ to get outa the rain actually had the audacity to turn on me an’ pull a deadly pack a Skittles on me. Yes he did! So what's a real man tado? What's a real man tado? I had no choice cause that skinny black child with a nasty pack of Skittles just stood his fuckin’ groun’ and made me fear for my life, yes he did. And he fought for his life too. Imagine that! He actually stood his ground, back to the wall and fought for his life. So what's a real man tado? So what's a real man tado? It was 24o lb buffed-up gorilla me with a nasty-ass gun or that skinny kid with a treacherous pack of Skittles runnin’ ta get outa da rain ... So what's a real man tado?
‘Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream!’