[Updated at 11:41 a.m. ET]
West is arguing all the facts in the case that support the idea that Zimmerman was in great bodily harm. He says he was being punched in the face, and his head was being slammed on a sidewalk. West says the court is skating on "very thin ice" with the prosecution's definition of great bodily harm.
[Updated at 11:37 a.m. ET]
The attorneys are now arguing over the definition of great bodily harm.
[Updated at 11:34 a.m. ET]
Nelson says it seems the issue with third-degree felony murder is whether the facts fit into the charge. If the facts fit, Zimmerman will be charged with it as a matter of law, because the court does not have discretion on this matter.
[Updated at 11:33 a.m. ET]
West says he has no objection to the manslaughter instruction, so Nelson will give the standard instruction on manslaughter.
[Updated at 11:31 a.m. ET]
Nelson has rattled through several issues with the jury instructions without objections for either side. She has now moved back to the issue of a third-degree felony murder charge on the basis of felony child abuse. She says she is going to look at that issue and will give West some time to review the issue of third-degree felony issue.
[Updated at 11:28 a.m. ET]
Nelson has moved on to the instructions regarding experts and how much they make. Nelson says she will not give that instruction to the jurors.
[Updated at 11:25 a.m. ET]
Nelson says she is not going to give the circumstantial evidence instruction to the jury.
[Updated at 11:24 a.m. ET]
West has cautioned the court to not confuse the jury about the significance of circumstantial evidence.
[Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET]
West says circumstantial evidence is not as reliable as direct evidence and the jury does need to be told that in the instructions.
[Updated at 11:18 a.m. ET]
West is arguing that a specific instruction on circumstantial evidence is not necessary, because of other instructions given to the jury.
[Updated at 11:14 a.m. ET]
Nelson has moved on to the jury instruction regarding circumstantial evidence.
[Updated at 11:11 a.m. ET]
Nelson says she will not include that following Martin was a lawful activity. She sternly told West not to continue to disagree after she has made a ruling. The defense will be allowed to tell the jury during closing arguments that following Martin the night of the shooting was a lawful activity.
[Updated at 11:09 a.m. ET]