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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Will he do what the race baiters want, and hang the "white hispanic"? Or will he do like his daughter said, and decide his responsibilities in this case based on the law?
I’d say a family with three lawyers will follow the law....not interpret the law to their liking.
re: Gators Someone has to be........ Go Canes!
Go Noles! !
1. The attorney for Zimmerman asked for the first Judge to recuse herself, so clearly Zimmerman’s side thought the conflict was great enough. Thus if she had not you would probably be on here unhappy and say Zimmerman was being railroaded.
2. The second the conflict seemed even bigger to me. Godfather of the defense attorney’s kids is pretty big conflict wouldn’t you say?
So it goes to the third judge in the rotation.
Yet Kegan would not recuse.
One of the better junior high school football teams in NW Florida.
Most FSU graduates really enjoy the 6 or 7 years they spend in Tallahassee getting their bachelors degree.
FSU is all but merged with A&M so as to improve the Noles incoming SAT average....
(Please do not bomb my house.... I’m from UM in the 60s; the best college football team money could buy!
The grant of immunity is under a statute titled "Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force." (F.S. 776.041). That statute, in turn, refers to F.S. 776.012, "[Justifiable] Use of force in defense of person."
776.012 includes a recitation that a person has no duty to retreat, but under Zimmerman's account, he is physically restrained so can't be held to that duty.
-- If so, and the judge denies his claim, will they then go to a regular trial and he'll be the same judge? --
Yes, and yes.
Galluzo has no conflict??
Have heard all of those about KENTUCKY basketball, (and U of L) plus a few more.
>>Galluzo has no conflict??<<
Yes, that’s why he recused himself without waiting for a motion from one of the attorneys.
Now...ahem...where is it you live!?
I’m in WP by the way. I think you’re pretty close by. I don’t take much offense to nole jokes; I went to Rollins!
I don’t think anybody can come along and overturn Kegan’s finding. We just have to trust her.
All the more reason to recuse
We just have to trust her.
Not one bit.
Is Judge Ito still on the bench? lol...well, it’s not in his jurisdiction anyway. Thankfully. The last thing we need is a grandstanding judge.
Thanks very much for the information.
Judges deal with gang members who hate their guts all the time. They are not fearful people or they would not be judges. If anyone dares threaten a judge, that will be a huge problem for them.
The racists can threaten a regular citizen as long as he is a white hispanic guy, but not the “important” people of life. Black racists know this.
I think the prosecutor over charged Zimmerman to soothe the savage beast but in over charging him with the most flimsy excuse she could write up, the judge will probably dismiss the case. Black leaders will call for the end of self defense as retribution for the death of the skittles boy. They will also try to ram through anything they want in the name of ending “racial profiling” like enforcing immigration and voter id laws. They will start race baiting for prision race quotas (make it racist to sentence blacks to prision.)
The anti-white male witch hunt has not worked out for liberals as well has they had hoped. They have made lying donkeys of themselves. It’s like fast and furious did not work out so well for the fascists when Holder got caught being the Mexican gun runner as he was planning to blame it on gun store sellers to justify cracking down on and controling gun sales through national registration.
If only they had explained “why” earlier in the article. Indeed, they didn’t get to the explanation until all the way to the third sentence.
If there were only some way to find out if there was more about the judge in that article than just that short excerpt.