Judge Reportedly Expected To Step Aside From Trayvon Martin Case

A Florida judge is expected to step aside today from the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel.

On Monday, Zimmerman’s lawyer asked Judge Jessica Recksiedler to recuse herself because of a conflict of interest. Recksiedler’s husband works with a lawyer who was hired by CNN to do commentary on the case.

If Recksiedler does step aside, the newspaper said one of three criminal court judges in Seminole County would be chosen to replace her.

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