George Zimmerman’s defense team formally requested Monday that the Florida judge assigned to their client’s case be removed after she revealed her husband works with a CNN legal analyst.
Mark O’Mara’s office filed paperwork Monday asking that Seminole Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler not preside over second-degree murder proceedings involving Zimmerman, according to Seminole County Court spokeswoman Michelle Kennedy.
The motion to “disqualify” the trial judge “will be ruled on in the appropriate manner,” Kennedy said Monday.
Recksiedler is assigned to the Zimmerman case. But on Friday, she 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.
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