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    Judge Quits Trayvon Case

    SANFORD, FL - APRIL 13:  Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler during a short status hearing in the the second degree murder case for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin against George Zimmerman on April 13, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Attorneys are asking for a bond hearing next Friday and for the judge to remove herself from the case because her husband is a member of a law firm whose founder is a legal analyst on television.  (Photo by Tom Benitez/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

    Tom Benitez, The Orlando Sentinel / Pool / Getty Images

    The judge overseeing the Trayvon Martin case has stepped aside at the request of George Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara. O’Mara requested Monday that Judge Jessica Recksiedler recuse herself because a law partner of her husband’s will be analyzing the case for CNN. Last week Recksiedler disclosed that Zimmerman had asked her husband’s partner to take the case. He recommended O’Mara instead. Zimmerman has remained in jail since his arrest and has a bail hearing scheduled for Friday.

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