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Zimmerman Gets a New Judge

Appeals court agrees that current one is biased

(Newser) - George Zimmerman has been granted his wish: He's getting a new judge in his second-degree murder trial in the death of Trayvon Martin, reports the Orlando Sentinel . An appeals court accepted his argument that the current judge, Kenneth Lester, is biased against him, as evidenced by some disparaging remarks... More »

Zimmerman to Be Freed on $1M Bond

It's a big jump from his previous $150K bond

(Newser) - Good news for George Zimmerman: The judge in his case today decided to let him out on bond rather than keep him in jail. The less rosy news: That bond took a big jump, to $1 million, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Judge Kenneth Lester last month revoked Zimmerman's $150,... More »

Trayvon Martin Case Gets New Judge

Original one steps aside over conflict of interest

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's defense team got its wish : The judge assigned to the case has recused herself over a conflict of interest, reports AP . Judge Jessica Recksiedler's husband works with Mark NeJame, who is being paid by CNN to comment on the case. NeJame also turned down a request... More »

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