Jessica Reckseidler, the Florida circuit judge tasked with hearing George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, is expected to sign an order taking herself off the case later today. Her apparently impending recusal was preceded by a request from Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, who identified Reckseidler’s husband’s job in the office of Mark NeJame, a CNN legal analyst for the case, as a conflict of interest. Her successor will be chosen from one of the three remaining felony judges in Seminole County. The switch will likely delay Zimmerman’s scheduled Friday hearing, during which O’Mara was expected to ask that he be released on bond. And so the wheels of justice continue to do their slow thing.
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