Zimmerman Trial: Judge Debra Nelson

Judge Debra Nelson is currently presiding over the George Zimmerman Trial.

She has served as an 18 th Judicial Circuit Court judge since 1999.

Nelson is the third judge on the Zimmerman case.  She replaced Kenneth Lester on August 30, 2012.  Lester was disqualified for having a "bias" against Zimmerman.

She began her career in 1980 at the Broward County state Attorney's Office.

Nelson was re-elected to her position in August, 2012.

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