SANFORD, FL - APRIL 13: Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler during a short status hearing in the the second degree murder case for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin against George Zimmerman on April 13, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Attorneys are asking for a bond hearing next Friday and for the judge to remove herself from the case because her husband is a member of a law firm whose founder is a legal analyst on television. (Photo by Tom Benitez/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case has removed herself after George Zimmerman's attorney said she had a possible conflict of interest.
Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself Wednesday because of a potential conflict that relates to her husband.
He works with Orlando attorney Mark NeJame, who was first approached by Zimmerman's family to represent the neighborhood watch volunteer.
But NeJame declined and referred them to Mark O'Mara, who is now representing Zimmerman. NeJame has since been hired by CNN to comment on the case.
A judge to replace her has not been named.
Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the Feb. 26 shooting of the 17-year-old Martin. Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin attacked him. Martin was unarmed.
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