06/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Casey Anthony Judge OUT: Stan Strickland Steps Down In Central Florida Case

Stan Strickland, who became Central Florida's most recognized judge while presiding over the combustible Casey Anthony case, left some piercing words for her defense attorneys Monday before recusing himself.

In an order granting Casey Anthony's request for him to step down, Strickland wrote: "At its core, defense counsel's motion accuses the undersigned of being a 'self-aggrandizing media hound.' Indeed. The irony is rich."