ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – A lawyer for George Zimmerman, the Sanford neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, wants a new judge.

Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, has filed a motion to have Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler removed from the case after she revealed a potential conflict of interest.

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Judge Recksiedler said her conflict dealt with her husband who is partner in Mark NeJame’s law firm.  NeJame is now serving as a legal analyst for CNN in the Martin case.

NeJame was first approached by Zimmerman’s family to represent him in his trial on second degree murder for the death of Martin.

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Zimmerman, who has pled not guilty, claims he shot Martin in self-defense.

“What I don’t want to happen is to wait a month or two, and then we find out that what we thought is a potential conflict is an actual conflict,” O’Mara told reporters outside the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center.

Chief Judge Alan Dickey will rule on the request from O’Mara.

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