The jury is being seated. Our producer, who is inside the courtroom, says prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda has pulled out all the props, including a mannequin, Martin's hooded sweatshirt, etc. Zimmerman's parents and wife are in the courtroom, as are Martin's parents and relatives.
[Updated at 1:37 p.m. ET]
The judge tells prosecutors they need to officially rest in front of the jurors. The attorneys are at a sidebar.
[Updated at 1:34 p.m. ET]
The judge is on the bench.
[Updated at 1:31 p.m. ET]
One of our producers, who is inside the courtroom, says a plain-clothes investigator has brought in the mannequin that was used in demos on Wednesday.
[Updated at 1:11 p.m. ET:]
The judge has recessed court so attorneys can finalize the wording in the jury instructions. She says closing arguments will now begin at 1:40 p.m. ET.
[Updated at 1:10 p.m. ET]
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.