My point of view is that the bargaining process is difficult because unbalanced. One side has not much to put on the table. The other side has much to be foregone if more mistakes are made. Both sides are savvy players. In the US, a homicide could be (1) first degree murder, (2) murder (second degree), (3) voluntary manslaughter, (4) involuntary manslaughter, and (5) justifiable homicide. However, Florida jurisdiction could be different. KM will plea, sooner or later. To date, she did not get the deal she and her lawyers wish to get, yet. It is obvious that her lawyers would like something such as 3rd or 4th degree. Also, there is perhaps a bargain about “to what extent she will sing? Will it be for a short aria? Will it be for the full opera?” The more KM sings, the closer she goes toward 1st or 2nd degree. If she does not sing at all, it appears that the State of Florida will keep the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] degree, for sure. What should she do? KM has been charged with 1st degree, then 2nd degree, and then 1st again. In the published video, LR says: “Katie is the woman in the middle doing everything. It’s all because of Katie, man.” LR pleaded guilty to 2nd degree and was sentenced. Comparing the roles of LR and KM, if LR is to be believed (he has been believed by the court of law), LR was the driver of the triggerman. He knew only that it is a hit instead of a burglary when they were in town. LR got 2nd degree. On the other hand, KM is indicted for the recruitment of lover #1 to kill, described in the Probable Cause of lover #1 by “Call records show Magbanua as one of Charlie’s top contacts” as an active participant in the chain of actions, and pointed by the LR video as “It’s all because of Kathie, man.” Is she equally responsible as LR, or more responsible than LR? Does she deserve 2nd degree also? Could it be the case that the State of Florida says “1st degree, without capital punishment”? Could it be the case that KM and her lawyers say “4th degree”? The delay appears to be about bargain. The lawyers are holding up with a hope of the best affordable deal. It would be very surprising if the State of Florida would accept anything less than the 2nd degree, for KM. Also, the questions about “2nd degree for what? 3rd degree for what?” are important parts of the bargain. Or, should I write, “2nd degree for how many probable actors? 3rd degree for how many probable actors?” CBSNEWS reported LR saying “He also said the trio were hired because Markel’s ex-wife wanted full custody of their two children.” Has WA some responsibility in this, according to the State of Florida, based on such statement? Then, there were already some attempts by the State of Florida to cast a large net, “Probable cause affidavit for CA”, but it did not work. Thus, the State of Florida eyes CA. Then, their parents’ name also appeared in several pages of those court documents, sometimes in a less than inactive by-stander ways. It could be the case that the State of Florida will not let go of this KM witness with less than full disclosure of the role of all actors, from the Soprano to the Coloratura to the Soubrette to whoever played in the scene!