The farce that is the George Zimmerman “murder” trial took a bizarre turn when the prosecution sought leave to have the jury consider a new charge against Zimmerman — felony murder. Felony murder occurs when one causes someone’s death while committing a felony.
What felony did Zimmerman allegedly commit? Why, child abuse, of course.
Although it was clearly abusive of Zimmerman to have a child (Trayvon Martin was 17, don’t you know) beat on him and pound his head into the gravel, the judge declined to present a charge of felony-murder to the jury.
I view the Zimmerman affair as a show trial that’s showing plenty, but not what the State intended.