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Judge: Jury in Zimmerman Trial Will Consider Manslaughter and Second-Degree Murder Charges

Not third-degree murder

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(CBS/AP) SANFORD, Fla.—A jury will consider a lesser charge of manslaughter as well as a second-degree murder charge against accused murderer George Zimmerman, a judge has ruled. But a request by prosecutors for the jury to also consider a lesser charge of third-degree felony murder—an offense that includes the commission of child abuse—drew heated opposition from the defense.