SANFORD, Fla. - After about 12 hours of deliberation, jurors in the George Zimmerman trial had a question for the judge.
Judge Debra Nelson read the jurors' note in court: "Can we please have clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter?"
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Manslaughter in a case involving a gun is considered a first-degree felony. The sentencing could range from 25 to 30 years in prison or 30 years of probation.
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Zimmerman's attorneys had objected to adding the lesser charge for the jury to consider. Nelson added the charge on July 11.
"Self-defense is self-defense," defense attorney Mark O'Mara said earlier in the trial. "What happened out there was not a crime, so in that context there shouldn't have been" any charges.
Nelson responded with a request of clarification, but jurors had not responded as of 9:45 p.m.Zimmerman Cover it Live
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