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Appeals Court Orders New Trial Judge For Zimmerman

By: Rachel Pulaski In June George Zimmerman’s attorney filed a motion to disqualify Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. for fear that Judge Lester Jr. was incapable of providing a fair and impartial trial.  Today, a Florida Appeals Court ruled in favor of that motion. The … Continue reading ?

Zimmerman to Cite ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense in Hearing

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. has already characterized the 28-year-old Zimmerman as a manipulator who, along with his wife, hid $130,000 and a second passport from the court. O’Mara has not yet said what he’ll do about Lester, who rejected Zimmerman’s request to step down from the case. O’Mara has 30 days to decide whether [...]

Trayvon Martin Case: Judge presiding over George Zimmerman trial will not step down

2 years agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester denied a motion by George Zimmerman's defense attorney to disqualify himself

Zimmerman Asks for New Judge

Attorneys for George Zimmerman have asked that Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. step aside, arguing that the judge's bond hearing comments indicate Zimmerman can no longer get a fair trial in his court. Lester's order "makes gratuitous, disparaging remarks about Zimmerman's character," Zimmerman's attorneys argue in a motion filed Friday. Show More Summary

Judge Sets Zimmerman Bail at $1 Million in Second Bond Hearing

2 years agoNews : NewsFeed

For the second time a Florida judge has set bond for George Zimmerman, but this time for a much higher amount than the original bond hearing in April. Circuit judge Kenneth Lester has ordered Zimmerman, 28, who is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, released on $1 million [...]

$1 Million Bail for George Zimmerman

Submitted by Cheston Catalano Bail is more now than it was a month ago.  Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted bond to George Zimmerman for a second time. Lester had revoked Zimmerman’s $150,000 bond last month after prosecutors told the judge Zimmerman and his wife misled the court about how much money they had during an April bond hearing.…

George Zimmerman's Bond Set At $1 Million

By Debbie Emery - Radar Reporter A judge ruled on Thursday that George Zimmerman will be allowed to post bail for a second time with the bond set at $1 million. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester had revoked the Trayvon Martin shooter's previous...Show More Summary

George Zimmerman’s Bond Set At $1 Million

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester granted bond for George Zimmerman, accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, for a second time after revoking the original $150,000 bond set last month. CBS is reporting that the new bond is $1 million to George Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s original $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors accused Zimmerman of lying about the assets [...]

Zimmerman Gets $1 Million Bond

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set George Zimmerman's new bond at $1 million on Thursday -- $850,000 higher than the original amount. Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon Martin to death Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fl., and claims it was self defense,Show More Summary

Florida Judge: George Zimmerman ‘Does Not Properly Respect ‘The Law

3 years agoNews : Mediaite

In a written order filed yesterday, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester lays out his reasons for revoking George Zimmerman's bond and sending him back to jail. According to Lester, Zimmermand and his wife, Shellie, discussed their finances "in code" during her jail visits, later lying about these finances in court testimony.

Lying to the Judge Was Probably Unwise

Nice going: A Florida judge revoked bond Friday for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. ordered Zimmerman to surrender to the county sheriff within 48 hours. Lester accused Zimmerman of having misrepresented how much money he had when his bond [...]

George Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked Because People Donated To His Defense Fund

A Florida judge has revoked the bond of George Zimmerman, who is charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of Trayvon Martin. USA Today is reporting: Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said Friday that George Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in April. Prosecutors claim [...]

George Zimmerman Must Go Back to Jail

Big surprise in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case: A judge has revoked Zimmerman's bond and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said today that Zimmerman misled the court about how much money he had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in...

After Zimmerman's website got more than $200,000, prosecution asks judge to raise bond

3 years agoNews : Field Notes

The prosecution in the George Zimmerman case asked Florida Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Friday to raise Zimmerman's bond, in light of recent revelations that his website raised more than $200,000. Lester said Friday he wants to know more about the money before he decides whether …

Court Unseals George Zimmerman File, O'Mara Addresses Apology

Seminole Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester has unsealed documents in the George Zimmerman court file, allowing only for the redaction of witness names. The order is here. This does not unseal police files, just the court file. A hearing on the media's motion for access to police files is set for Friday. Show More Summary

George Zimmerman released on bond

Bail was set by Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester during a hearing Friday, at which Zimmerman also apologized to 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's parents for their son's death.

Twitter User Who Threatened Zimmerman Judge Responds

(YBH) – The twitter user (@Rick_Cobain) who called for the killing of Florida Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester for granting George Zimmerman bail has responded to the myriad of tweets aimed his way with the following message: “I say one tweet all these weirdos tweeting me lmao” and ”Freedom of speech in this country or is it [...]

George Zimmerman released on $150,000 bail in Trayvon Martin case

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said at a hearing Friday he cannot have any guns and must observe a 7 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew. Zimmerman also surrendered his passport. Zimmerman had to put up 10 percent, or $15,000, to make bail. His father had indicated he might take out a second mor …

George Zimmerman Gets Bail

3 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Huffington Post says: Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set Zimmerman's bond at $150,000, but said he would not be released today, pending deliberations about the terms of the release. The bail hearing featured dramatic testimony from Zimmerman,...Show More Summary

George Zimmerman Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's Family; Bail Set at $150,000

A judge granted bail for George Zimmerman at a hearing in Florida today, during which the defendant apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set bail at $150,000, but would not allow his release immediately,...Show More Summary

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