Defense attorney Mark O'Mara is back in the courtroom, looking over West's shoulder as they flip through the instructions. O'Mara is giving the defense's closing argument and took the morning session to prepare.
[Updated at 1:09 p.m. ET]
The verdict form should now have guilty of second-degree murder at the top, guilty of manslaughter after that and then not guilty as the third option. Only one lesser charge -- manslaughter -- will be going to the jury.
[Updated at 1:04 p.m. ET]
The judge says she doesn't believe there's enough evidence to support putting third-degree felony charges in front of the jury. She's going to take it off the jury instructions.
[Updated at 1:02 p.m. ET]
Prosecutor Richard Mantei is submitting more cases to the judge to support his argument of why the jury should be able to consider third-degree felony murder in this case.
[Updated at 1:00 p.m. ET]
The judge is back on the bench.
[Updated at 11:54 a.m. ET]
Nelson says she is going to recess for lunch, and when court resumes they will take up the issue of third-degree murder charge. The live blog will pick back up when court resumes at 1 p.m. ET.
[Updated at 11:50 a.m. ET]
West asks the court to put the not guilty option on the first page of the verdict form. Nelson says very flatly she was not going to to that.
[Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET]
Nelson now wants to move on to the verdict form that will be given to the jurors to fill out.
[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]