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George Zimmerman gets new judge in fatal Trayvon Martin shooting

5 years agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Judge Debra Nelson assigned to replace Judge Kenneth Lester after court ruled Lester should be removed

Zimmerman Gets New Judge

5 years agoNews : Jonathan Turley

A Florida appeals court has ruled that George Zimmerman is entitled to a new judge. In a 2-1 decision (below), the Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled Judge Kenneth Lester has to go. Zimmerman accused Lester of “gratuitous, disparaging remarks” he as part of his bail bond proceedings. Lester accused Zimmerman of “flout[ing] the system” [...]

Florida Appeals Court Removes Judge Lester From George Zimmerman Case

Here is today's opinion by the 5th District Court of Appeals in Florida granting George Zimmerman's Writ of Prohibition and removing Judge Kenneth Lester from the case. "A motion is legally sufficient if it alleges facts that would create...Show More Summary

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 ?

George Zimmerman deserves new judge in Martin murder case, panel rules; A.G. plans no appeal

5 years agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Appeals court says Judge Kenneth Lester should step aside based on his actions in previous proceedings

Trayvon Martin: The Latest, Week 26

Judge: Zimmerman Can Leave the County: Judge Kenneth Lester said he will adjust the bond terms of George Zimmerman, the man charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the AP reports. Show More Summary

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 [...]

Judge in George Zimmerman trial will 'not step aside'

George Zimmerman (L) appears, along with his attorney Mark O'Mara, at a bond hearing June 29. Seminole County Judge Kenneth Lester will continue presiding over the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, he said in an order issued Wednesday. Show More Summary

Judge Denies George Zimmerman's Motion for Recusal

Judge Kenneth Lester has denied George Zimmerman's motion that he recuse himself from the case. In an order entered today, Judge Lester stated Zimmerman's motion was "legally insufficient." He did not explain why. The rule on judicial disqualifications is here. Show More Summary

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

5 years agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

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

Prosecution: Defense motion for judge's recusal in Zimmerman case 'absurd' and brimful of 'bombast'

George Zimmerman, left, with his attorney, Mark O'Mara. (Reuters/Joe Burbank) The prosecutor in the murder case against George Zimmerman has replied with a scathing response to a defense motion for Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester to recuse himself. Show More Summary

Jonathan Capehart: George Zimmerman goes judge shopping

George Zimmerman wants Judge Kenneth Lester to get off his case. Literally. Mark O’Mara, the attorney for the killer of Trayvon Martin, filed a motion Friday to disqualify Lester from presiding over the second-degree murder case. After...Show More Summary

PHOTOS: George Zimmerman Walks Out Of Jail After Getting New Bond

Judge Kenneth Lester granted George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman charged with shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, a new bond. Reuters' Matthew Keys tweeted out some of the conditions of the new bond, including the fact that Zimmerman will be required to wear a GPS device every day he is free on bond. Show More Summary

Zimmerman Attorney Seeks Donations From People Who Also Would Have Shot Trayvon Martin

Today, Florida Judge Kenneth Lester set a new bond of $1 million for George Zimmerman. Lester said that Zimmerman, whose bond was originally set at just $150,000, was “manipulating the system” and, but for GPS monitoring, “would have fled the United States with at least $130,000” that he failed to diclose to the court. In [...]

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

5 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


Judge Kenneth Lester has decided to once again release George Zimmerman on bond. But this time, he's making things more difficult for the neighborhood watchman accused of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Lester granted Zimmerman a...Show More Summary

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