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Breaking News Headlines: George Zimmerman Jury Will Be Allowed to Consider Lesser Manslaughter Charge

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July 11, 2013 AT 12:34 PM
The judge in the George Zimmerman trial agreed to instruct jurors to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter against Mr. Zimmerman. This is in addition to the second-degree murder charge he is facing. The charge of manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 30 years. Closing arguments are expected to begin Thursday afternoon, and the jury could begin deliberations as early as Friday morning.