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8.31 The Cooler

Mz Summer Breeze Chris Lighty: From The Block To The Boardroom [MTV] Kendrick Lamar Pushes Back “good kid m.A.A.d city” [Karen Civil] Appeals Court Makes Judge Kenneth Lester Step Down [...] The post 8.31 The Cooler appeared first on The Smoking Section.

George Zimmerman gets new judge in fatal Trayvon Martin shooting

2 years agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

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

Zimmerman Gets New Judge

2 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

2 years agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

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

George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Gets Judge Removed

  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,...

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

2 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

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

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

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

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