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article imageJudge quits Trayvon Martin shooting case

By Samuel Okocha     Apr 18, 2012 in Crime
Florida Judge Jessica Recksiedler has quit the Trayvon Martin shooting case, citing conflict of interest, reports the Associated Press.
Recksiedler’s husband is a partner of attorney Mark NeJame, who is reportedly under contract with CNN to analyse the case. This led George Zimmerman's defense attorney Mark O'Mara to file paperwork on Monday asking her to step down.
On Tuesday, court officials indicated in a statement that Recksiedler would sign an order taking herself off the case.
CBS News reports that Recksiedler's replacement will come from among three remaining felony judges in Seminole County. The Associated Press reports a replacement has been named.
Zimmerman, 28, is charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26.
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