Skip to comments.Ken Lester named new judge in Zimmerman murder case
Posted on 04/18/2012 3:06:01 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
SANFORD Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, Jr., who's been on the bench 15 years and has a great deal of experience with high-profile murder cases, on Wednesday was assigned the George Zimmerman murder case.
It was originally given to Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler, but she recused herself Wednesday after Zimmerman's attorney asked her to step aside because of a possible conflict of interest: Her husband is the law partner of Mark NeJame, who's been hired to comment on the case for CNN.
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Are judges afraid?
Why, What? I’m sorry to be dense, but I don’t understand what you mean by “Why?”
To your second question, wouldn’t you be afraid?
Gee, no bias there.....
Why are there new judges?
The conflict of interest seemed minimal to none for the first judge.
The second and their declined.
The MSM just can't help themselves libeling Zimmerman.
If the evidence demonstrates that Zimmerman shot Martin while Martin was on top of him pummeling him, and not "walking through the neighborhood" then you can add the Orlando Sentinel to the list of media organizations exposed to damages from defamation.
As for the second judge, there is more than enough evidence of possible bias:
>>All criminal cases in Seminole County are assigned by chance, based on a rotation system. Next up in that rotation was Circuit Judge John Galluzzo. He, though, could not accept the case because he formerly practiced law with Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O’Mara.
O’Mara is also the godfather of one of Galluzzo’s four children.<<
I think her attorney husband works with one of the defense consultants or TV analysts assigned to the case.
Anyone know anything about this judge?
Perhaps there are some clues in the article.
He sounds good; I’m cautiously optimistic. He graduated from Boone too, where hubby went :)
But...he’s a Gator. alas...
At least he doesn’t seem easily intimidated.
Someone has to be........
agree. sounds like he ‘could’ rule by the law! go figure.
is he the one that hears evidence about stand your ground too?
The judge's daughter, Alexandra Lester, 26, a member of the Florida Bar, said she has never saw (sic)her father agonize over a ruling.
"He basically told me it should not be hard to make the right decision if you follow the law," she said.
He will be the one who decides the motion for grant of immunity. There is no "duty to retreat" element in this case, by either side.
Go Noles! :)
“Why? Are judges afraid?”
Good point. Just in this story, they posted everything short of his street address.
the grant of immunity is for the SYG statute where Z can claim his innocence based on that law, correct?
If so, and the judge denies his claim, will they then go to a regular trial and he’ll be the same judge?
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