Defense team motions to disqualify Parkland trial judge

The defense team for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz is requesting Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer be removed from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting trial.

Defense lawyers have said she took her criticism of their team too far when they rested their case without warning earlier this week.

The motion was filed on Friday, and the Broward Public Defender’s Office has accused Scherer of holding a grudge against lead defense lawyer Melisa McNeill. Earlier this Wednesday, the judge and the defense teamed had a testy exchange when McNeill announced her team would be resting it’s case, without warning. Neither the

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