George Zimmerman's attorney has asked that Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler step down from the Trayvon Martin case because her husband's law partner is offering legal analysis of the case for CNN.
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Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler is married to a partner at the firm of noted Orlando lawyer Mark NeJame, whom CNN has hired to offer analysis of the case.
The judge will consider the motion by Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, and rule later.
O'Mara told CNN's Anderson Cooper he believes his client will get a fair trial, the Orlando Sentinel says, citing an advanced transcript of an interview that is to air Tuesday night.
"Florida has a good process in place to make sure we have an unaffected jury," O'Mara said. "The best example is Casey Anthony, even though they had to go a 100 miles west, they were able to get a jury who sat back, listened to all of the evidence and made a decision.
"We will get a fair trial, I have a residual concern that the emotions attached to this case, well outside the actual facts of what happened, may have a continued impact on our ability to try the case properly if those involved don't wait and let the process work."
Source: USA Today | Doug Stanglin