West is objecting to the prosecution's definition of "justifiable use of deadly force."
[Updated at 10:37 a.m. ET]
Zimmerman has been taking notes as West argues passionately for his cause. Prosecutor Mantei has moved on to the self-defense jury instructions.
[Updated at 10:35 a.m. ET]
West is calling the prosecution's actions a "trick." Nelson says she understands West's argument, and will come back to this issue.
[Updated at 10:33 a.m. ET]
Nelson says the law says that third-degree murder is a lesser included charge of second-degree murder.
[Updated at 10:32 a.m. ET]
West appears to be very upset, and frustrated with the prosecution.
[Updated at 10:31 a.m. ET]
West says the third-degree felony was sprung on him at the last minute, and he is not prepared to make an argument about the third-degree felony murder.
[Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET]
"Just when I thought this case couldn't get anymore bizarre. The state is seeking third-degree murder based on child abuse. Is the court going to give this any serious contention or consideration, because if so we have a lot of talking to do," West says.
[Updated at 10:26 a.m. ET]
Mantei says the self-defense would apply to all the charges being considered in this case. West is now arguing before in the court.
[Updated at 10:23 a.m. ET]
Mantei is now talking about the elements required of third-degree murder saying the jury must find the defendant was committing a felony and as a result of the felony someone died.
[Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET]
Mantei is explaining to the court multiple cases where third-degree murder was charged against the defendant.
[Updated at 10:16 a.m. ET]