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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