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Motion to Disqualify Lester

Motion to Disqualify Lester

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andthroughhisundersignedcounselpursuanttoFtoridaRuleofJudicialAdministration2.330(d)(I)andmovestodisqualifythisHonorableCourt
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presidinginthiscaseandasgroundsthereforewouldstaleasfollows:
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GeorgeZimmermanwascharged
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onApril11,2012withSecondDegreeMurder,aviolationofFloridaStatute782.04.Mr.Zimmermanfaces
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Thiscasehasbeencontroversialfromthebeginninglargelybecauseofmisinformation,AlthoughGeorgeZimmermanwasfullycooperativewithlawenforcementandhadnocontroloverwhetherorwhenhemightbearrested,there
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suchapublicoutcryforhisarrestinsomecircles
thai
abountywasplacedforhis"capture."Hewasvariouslycalledaracistandcold-bloodedmurdererinthemainstreammedia
by
thosewithlittleornocredibleinformationabout
what
actuallyhappened,Mr.lim01ermunandhisfamilyhavereceivednumerousdeaththreats.Hehadtoleavehisjob,liveinhidingandwas
withdrawn
fromcollege.Indeed,FloridaGovernorRickScottintervenedandappointed
Angela
Corey,SlateAttorneyinthe4'"CircuitasSpecialProsecutortoreplacetheStateAttorneyfortheEighteenthCircuit.Ms.CoreyexercisedherdiscretionandfiledanInformationchargingMr.ZimmermanwithSecondDegreeMurder2of2
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ThechargearosefromanincidentonFebruary26,2012whichresultedinthedeathofTrayvonMartin.Mr.ZimmermanexplainedtothepolicethatheshotMr.Martininself-defenseafterhewaspunchedinthefaceandcontinuedtobebatteredbyMr.Martin.Priortotheshot,MartinwasseenbyawitnesstotheincidentstraddlingandbeatingMr.Zimmermanwholayonthegroundonhisback.Mr.Zimmermanexplainedthathehadcriedoutforhelprepeatedlybeforefiringhis
gun
andthatnoonecametohelp.Thosecriesforhelpwererecordedinthebackgroundofanotherwitness'911callandlastedforatleast40secondsbeforetheshotwasfired.Atthescene,EMTsobservedthatMr.Zimmermanhadbleedinglacerationstothebackofhisheadconsistentwithhisheadbeingstruckonorbyahardobject,facialcutsandaswollen,bleedingbrokennose.Noarrestwasmadeatthescene.Thereafter,Mr.ZimmermancontinuedtocooperatewithlawenforcementincludingtheSanfordPoliceDepartmentandtheFloridaDepartmentofLawEnforcement.Mr.Zimmermanwasinterviewedonseveraloccasions,participatedinare-enactmentoftheeventsofFebruary26,2012,andagreedtosubmittovoicestressanalysis.Mr.ZimmermandideverythinghewasaskedtodointhedaysfollowingtheshootingofTrayvonMartinanddidsowithoutbenefitoflegalcounsel.AfterahearingonApril20,2012thisCourtgrantedbailintheamountof$150,000plusadditionalconditionstoincludeGPSmonitoring.Mr.ZimmermanwaspermittedtoliveoutsidetheStateofFlorida.ratherthanpresentingthecasetotheGrandJury.Iftheexculpatoryevidenceofself-defensehadbeenpresentedtotheGrandJuryitmayhaveresultedina"NoTrueBill"or.atmost,anindictmentforalesseroffense.AsthecasewasnotpresentedtotheGrandJury,Mr.Zimmermandidnothavetheopportunitytotestifyonhisownbehalfandperhapsavoidprosecutionaltogether.TheaffidavitusedtoestablishprobablecausehasbeenwidelycriticizedforfailingtoincludeinformationconsistentwithMr.Zimmerman'sexplanationofself-defenseincludingreportsofhisinjuries.See,attachedprobablecauseaffidavit.2
 
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OnApril27,2012,atapreviouslyscheduledhearing,Mr.Zimmerman'scounseldisclosedtotheCourtthathewasnowholdingintrustapproximately$123,000offundsthathadbeendonatedtoMr.ZimmermanthathadnotbeendisclosedtotheCourtatthebondhearingonApril20,2012.Ascounselexplained,shortlyafterhisreleaseonbond,Mr.Zimmermanvolunteeredthisinformationtocounsel,andpromptlyforwardedthesefundsbycashier'scheckbyoverrtightdelivery.Afterdivestinghimselfofthesefunds,Mr.ZimmermanremainedonbondwithoutviolationuntilhisbondwasrevokedonJune
1,
2012forfailingtoadvisetheCourtoftheexistenceofthesedonatedfundsatthetimeoftheApril20,2012bondhearing.OnJune29,2012ahearingwasheldonMr.Zimmerman'sMotiontoSetReasonableBond.Atsaidhearing,Mr.Zimmermanpresentedevidencerelatedtotheaccountingandtrackingofthedonatedfundsatissue;evidenceofMr.Zimmerman'sexcellentcompliancewiththeGPSmonitoringprogram;afinancialaffidavitsettingforthhiscurrentfinancialcircumstances;andevidenceinsupportofhisclaimofself-defense.Thisevidenceincluded,inpart,Mr.Zimmerman'svariousstatementstolawenforcement;witnessstatementstotheSanfordPoliceDepartmentandfollowupinterviewsbyFDLEandtheStateAttorney'sOffice;thetestimonyofEMTKevinO'RourkeregardingMr.Zimmerman'sinjuriesonthenightofFebruary26,2012;thetestimonyofRobertZimmerman,thefatherofdefendantGeorgeZimmerman,whotestifiedthathewascertainthevoiceheardcryingoutforhelpinthebackgroundoftherecorded911callwashisson's;photosofTrayvonMartinfromthesurveillancevideoatthenearby7-11onthenightoftheincidentshowingMr.Martin'ssizeandheight;and,theautopsyreportoftheMedicalExaminershowingthatotherthanthegunshotwound,theonlyinjurytoTrayvonMartinwasanabrasiononhisknuckle.TheStatedidnotofferevidencetorebutMr.Zimmerman'sself-defenseclaim.3

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Mikado Cat added this note
This thread shows how the biased mind becomes inflexible regardless of new information. Were it only possible to get a change in venue from most of the posters still poisoned by Crump's fabricated story.
Lauranne Wood added this note
I have been praying for George a fair and impartial trial. I'm so in hopes that this is the beginning of that fairness and impartiality.
Terrie Rasmussen added this note
If Zimmerman would have followed instructions and waited until the police got there, none of the rest of this story would of happend!! End of story. Zimmerman shows NO REMORSE for taking an innocent teenagers life! Trayvon didn't know who in the Hell he was, Zimmerman never identified himself, Trayvon had every right to fight for his LIFE!! Does there even need to be a trial???
Terrance Jones added this note
Lester needs to go. His findings were very anti-Zimmerman.
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Ridiculous.
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