Zimmerman Wants New Trial Judge
Trayvon Martin shooter not happy with Judge Recksiedler
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 16, 2012 7:29 PM CDT
George Zimmerman, center, is directed by a Seminole County Deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool)

(Newser) – The neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing an unarmed black teenager in Florida asked a judge in the case to step down today after she revealed a potential conflict of interest. George Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, filed the request and said Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler revealed the potential conflict last week. Zimmerman was charged last week with second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin's Feb. 26 death.

Recksiedler's potential conflict involves her husband, who works with attorney Mark NeJame. Zimmerman's family first approached NeJame about representing Zimmerman. He declined and referred them to O'Mara. Also today, Florida's governor rejected any suggestions that charges were filed in the case because of public pressure. Rick Scott said he doesn't believe special prosecutor Angela Corey is influenced by anything but the facts.

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Apr 18, 2012 8:08 PM CDT
to hell with what z wants we want him locked up or dead! and the people should rule!
Apr 17, 2012 5:30 PM CDT
The comment about Florida's governor rejecting any suggestions that charges were filed in the case because of public pressure; this is absolute BS since as I recall initially when this all came out that it was the victims family whom went public about pressing the issue about arresting Zimmerman since he had been set free. I assume Zimmerman would still be walking free if the pressure from the public had not taken place.
Apr 17, 2012 10:11 AM CDT
holy confusing story. so his PARENTS (isn't he a grown ass adult, and can't find a lawyer for himself?!?) approach a lawyer, he declines cause he works with the husband of the judge. That lawyer refers them to another lawyer that would NOT have a possible conflict of interest, they hire him, and now they claim there's still a conflict cause they didn't hire the lawyer who is in conflict with the judge? This guy has CLEARLY shown that he thinks he can get away with just about anything he wants.