Yesterday (4/13/12) Judge Jessica Recksiedler called a surprise hearing with Mark O’Mara, George Zimmerman’s attorney, and prosecutors from Special Prosecutor Angela Corey’s office to explain certain relationships of her husband, Jason Recksiedler.
She disclosed that he works for the law firm of Mark NeJame, a prominent Orlando attorney, who had been approached to act as Zimmerman’s attorney but declined to accept an offer from CNN to do commentary on the case. NeJame then provided a list of potential attorneys to the Zimmerman family, who chose O’Mara from that list.
Judge Recksiedler then gave both parties until next week to file objections, in which case she will probably recuse herself from the case. The judge said she had an ethical obligation to reveal the relationships.