Zimmerman Attorney Asks For New Judge in Trayvon Martin Shooting Trial

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    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:

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    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 Рnot public pressure Рmotivated the Special Prosecutor.  Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but claims self-defense.

    Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.