The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach today ruled that George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, should get a new judge.

A three-judge panel concluded that Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. went too far when he wrote that Zimmerman is a manipulator and made a veiled threat to hold him in contempt of court in the future.

“Although many of the allegations in Zimmerman’s motion [for a new judge], standing alone, do not meet the legal sufficiency test, and while this is admittedly a close call, upon careful review we find that the allegations, taken together, meet the threshold test of legal sufficiency,” the appeal court wrote in its opinion.

Read the entire decision below.

Appeals Court Grants George Zimmerman Request for New Judge in Trayvon Martin Case

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