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Judge Debra Nelson assigned to replace Judge Kenneth Lester after court ruled Lester should be removed
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” [...]
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
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 ?
Appeals court says Judge Kenneth Lester should step aside based on his actions in previous proceedings
A Florida appeals court today ordered Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to disqualify himself in George Zimmerman’s trial for the alleged murder of Trayvon Martin. The Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona, Fla., voted 2-1 that Lester should be disqualified. Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara,...
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
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 [...]
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 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
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester denied a motion by George Zimmerman's defense attorney to disqualify himself
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
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
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 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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.…
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