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We'll Know By Friday If Zimmerman Judge Will Recuse Herself

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George Zimmerman

Seminole Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler is expected to decide by this Friday whether to continue to preside over the George Zimmerman murder trial. 

Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara asked the judge to take herself off the trial for possible conflict of interest after it came out that her husband works with Mark NeJame. He's an Orlando-area attorney providing legal analysis for CNN.  And he was approached by Zimmerman with a request to handle his defense against murder charges.

A special prosecutor assigned by Governor Rick Scott recently charged Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder for killing Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager in late February.  At the time, Zimmerman was the captain of his neighborhood watch and he followed and confronted Martin after a 911 operator in Sanford specifically told him not to. 

Friday is also the day that Trayvon Martin's parents will hold a town hall meeting in Tampa at the Beulah Baptist  Institutional Church.