George Zimmerman's Lawyer Wants a New Judge for the Case

George Zimmerman's Lawyer Wants a New Judge for the Case

It seems like the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin has already run into complications, despite the fact that it hasn't even officially begun yet. Zimmerman's lawyer, Mark O'Mara, formally requested today that their assigned judge, Seminole Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler, remove herself from the case. According to CNN, the reasoning behind the request is that Recksiedler's husband works as a CNN analyst, and has previously commented on the case.

From CNN:

On Friday, [Recksiedler] said she would entertain motions to disqualify her from the trial after discovering that her husband works with Mark NeJame, an attorney whom Zimmerman approached about representing him and has since widely commented on the case in the media. NeJame also is a CNN contributor who has been asked to provide analysis on this case.

According to O'Mara, their relationship could cause a problem for the case, in the form of personal bias. 

What do you guys think of this development? Sound off in the comments.

[via Gawker]

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