Civil Liberties

George Zimmerman Judge Won't Recuse Himself

The judge dismissed a defense motion against him. Defense attorneys said the judge made disparaging remarks about Zimmerman at the bond hearing.


A central Florida judge says he's staying on the case of a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing an unarmed teenager.

In a Wednesday ruling, Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester denied a motion by George Zimmerman's defense attorney to disqualify himself because of disparaging remarks he made during a bond hearing.