The Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona, Fla., voted 2-1 that Lester should be disqualified. Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, had appealed to the court in early July for Lester to be removed.
His motion to disqualify the judge came in response to Lester’s order setting Zimmerman’s bail at $1 million. In it Lester wrote that Zimmerman had “flaunted the system” and practiced “deception upon the court” after it was revealed that Zimmerman and his wife Shellie had not told the court he had two passports and tried to hide the amount of money their defense fund had raised. record. They were also accused of speaking in code in reference to their assets.
The bottom line in all of this case is that the police conducted a through investigation in the days surrounding the shooting, and found no evidence of wrongdoing. The evidence was released and not only did Zimmerman have potentially life-threatening injuries, and no evidence of malice towards Martin, but his story stayed consistent over the days of stressful interrogation, and all of his details line up with the evidence collected.
Everything after that was 100% political, and abuse of the justice system. Good for Florida for taking out the trash!