Zimmerman Attorney Asks For New Judge in Trayvon Martin Shooting Trial
The judge in the Trayvon Martin shooting case disclosed she had a potential conflict-of-interest in the trial, opening the door for defendant George Zimmerman’s attorneys to seek her removal from the case, a request now officially filed.
FOX News Radio’s Lisa Brady has details:
The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot teenager Trayvon Martin wants a new judge to avoid any potential conflict-of-interest.
The current judge’s husband works with an attorney who serves as a legal analyst on TV, turned down George Zimmerman’s case and referred him to the attorney he’s using, Mark O’Mara.
(O’Mara) “Right away, as we get into a case, all of a sudden there’s the first problem.”
O’Mara says Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler revealed the potential conflict of interest herself.
(O’Mara) “I think this is a minor glitch, it’s not going to be that big a deal. We’re gonna get a new judge that can handle the case, whoever that is that they decide upon.”
Meantime, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he thinks only the facts – not public pressure – motivated the Special Prosecutor. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but claims self-defense.
Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.