George Zimmerman Wants a New Judge

SANFORD, FL - APRIL 12:  George Zimmerman (C) appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged yesterday with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who died February 26, 2012. (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)
Photo: Pool/2012 Getty Images

The second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman is likely months away, but the obstacles keep coming already: Today, Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara filed paperwork requesting a new judge. Circuit Judge Jessica Reckseidler disclosed last week that her husband works in the law office of Mark NeJame, who has been hired by CNN as a legal analyst for the case. Additionally, NeJame was approached about representing Zimmerman, but declined and recommended O’Mara instead. So it’s official: Nothing related to the shooting of Trayvon Martin is going to go smoothly.