“Oh my God. Just when I thought it couldn’t get more 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.”
Defense Attorney Don West continued, “Obviously he (the prosecutor) has spent hours, if not days, if not in fact maybe more than a year plotting for this moment when he can spring it on us and the court,” West said. “Somewhere we wondered why the state would put this vague allegation in the information that Trayvon Martin was 17. No other charge of child abuse, no evidence of anything other than this statement that Trayvon Martin was a minor, 17 years old.”
UPDATE: Judge denies request.