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George Zimmerman files motion for new judge again

Zimmerman says the judge's comments in a bond order show he is prejudiced against him.

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George Zimmerman takes the stand during his bond hearing for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida on Apr. 20, 2012. He has since entered a plea of not guilty. (Pool/AFP/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain accused of killing Trayvon Martin, is asking for a new judge again.

In a motion filed Friday, Zimmerman asked that Circuit Judge Ken Lester be disqualified from the case. Zimmerman believes the judge's comments in a bond order show that he is prejudiced against him, The Associated Press reported.

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Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, wrote, "the Court makes gratuitous, disparaging remarks about Mr. Zimmerman's character," Orlando TV station WPLG reported.

The motion also states that "the Court has created a reasonable fear in Mr. Zimmerman that this Court is biased against him" and "he cannot receive a fair and impartial trial or hearing."

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Zimmerman, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 26 shooting death of the 17-year-old Martin in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. He has pleaded not guilty, and was freed on $1 million bond last week.

In the bond order, Lester restricted Zimmerman's travel to within Seminole County, subjected him to a curfew, barred him from the local airport and required him to wear an electronic monitoring device. He is also not allowed to apply for a passport or to drink alcohol, WPLG reported.

Zimmerman also asked for a new judge after he was charged in April, claiming a potential conflict of interest.

His request was granted and the case was turned over to Lester, according to the AP.

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