The gun then went off and a bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit Rosa in the shoulder, Adkinson told the police.
Robert Buonaro was Adkinson's lawyer.
"She's a smart judge," he said Friday. "I've been doing this for 40 years. I was very impressed."
Recksiedler, 39, has the least criminal-law experience among Seminole County's felony-trial judges.
She was elected in 2010 and has been on the bench 15 months. Her assignment then and now has been felony cases.
She grew up in Seminole County, the daughter of a school administrator. She graduated from Florida State in 1994 with a degree in accounting and Stetson University College of Law in 1997.
She immediately went to work for the State Attorney's Office in Orange-Osceola but stayed just nine months.
In private practice, she specialized in civil cases, including insurance defense work, and is a board-certified trial lawyer, meaning she's an expert at jury trials.
"She's doing a good job. She's concise, and she runs a tight ship," said Senior Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., the retired 25-year veteran whose spot on the bench she now holds. "I am very, very happy that somebody as qualified as she is decided to run for the job."
Attorneys who appear regularly in her court were reluctant to talk for attribution, but she's popular with many criminal-defense attorneys.
She currently is assigned one of Seminole's most sensational first-degree-murder cases, that of Nioshka Bello, a young Casselberry mother charged with strangling her 2-year-old child with her bra in a fit of rage and despair.
Recksiedler recently found Bello mentally competent and ordered her returned to the Seminole County jail from a state mental hospital, where she was sent after a suicide attempt.
In another widely followed case, Recksiedler sentenced Pamela Hardy, an Altamonte Springs mother, to 11 years in prison for spanking a 9-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister -- children she had recently adopted. The siblings were spanked so hard and so often, they were left bruised and bloody.