Judge Jessica Recksiedler
The Trayvon Martin trial will be heard by Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, Jr., instead of Judge Jessica Recksiedler as
originally planned. Recksiedler removed herself from the Trayvon Martin case claiming there might be a conflict of interest for her if she remained the judge in the controversial trial. The next judge who would be in the court rotation, John D. Galluzzo, also cited a conflict, so Lester was selected. Judge Recksiedler´s husband works with a Florida attorney who the family of accused killed George Zimmerman had initially hoped to hire to defend their son.
In addition, the judge’s husband is the law partner of Mark
NeJame, who has been hired to comment on the case for CNN. Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree
murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Martin on Feb 26.