Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Judge In Trayvon Martin Case Quits

Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself today from the Trayvon Martin case because of a possible conflict of interest relating to her husband.

Her spouse works with Orlando attorney Mark NeJame, who had declined to represent George Zimmerman when he was approached.

Nejame referred them to Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's present attorney. NeJame has also since been hired by CNN to provide commentary on the trial. O'Mara was the one who requested that Judge Recksiedler recuse herself.

Judge Kenneth M. Lester Jr. will now preside over the case, which will try George Zimmerman on charges of murder in the second degree.

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