|Published:||Jul 17, 2012 5:12 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 17, 2012 5:12 PM EDT|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case says a motion by George Zimmerman's attorney asking the judge to disqualify himself is without merit.
Responding to the defense's motion for recusal filed last week, prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda submitted a response Tuesday also calling the request "absurd on its face."
De la Rionda wrote that though the defense takes issue with language used by Judge Kenneth Lester in setting Zimmerman's second bond at $1 million, it doesn't create any predisposition about future rulings.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara filed his motion because of what he contends were disparaging remarks Lester made about Zimmerman's character in his July 5 bond order.
Zimmerman bonded out the following day, and is hiding somewhere in Florida awaiting trial. He's pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.
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