February 13, 2013
(TRUNEWS) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died.
The San Antonio News-Express has reported the 79-year-old was found dead in his room at a West Texas resort.
Scalia was nominated in 1986 by President Ronald Regan and was known as one of the most conservative justices, and was known for interpreting the Constitution as he believed the Founding Fathers intended.
Now President Obama gets another nomination, the third of his presidency.
No other details are available at this time.
Former Pineville judge dies after accidental gunshot wound
PINEVILLE, La. (PPD) – On January 15, 2016 at 8:29 a.m., the Pineville Police Department received a report of a deceased person at 810 Main Street, the law office of former Pineville Judge Richard Lee.
Officers found one person deceased at the scene, identified as Judge Lee.
It appears that Judge Lee was killed by a single accidentally discharged gunshot wound. The investigation is continuing and more information will be released as it becomes available.
The Pineville Police Department and the City of Pineville would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Judge Lee’s family during this tragic time.
Here’s what District Attorney Phillip Terrell had to say about this tragic news: “As a matter of fact, I was a law clerk in his office my first year out of law school. I’ve known Judge Lee all my life. I’m very saddened by it, it’s a terrible tragedy.”
Cops After Suspect Who Slammed Judge’s Head Into A Tree On East 16th Street 5
BY ALEX ELLEFSON
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Cops are searching for a man who slammed a judge’s head into a tree Monday near East 16th Street and Avenue R, ABC 7 reports.
The news channel identified the victim as 60-year-old Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Leon Ruchelsman.
According to police, the suspect shoved Ruchelsman off the sidewalk into a tree Monday afternoon. The judge suffered pain and redness in his left ear, but refused medical attention, cops say.
Ruchelsman told ABC 7 he was not robbed and did not consider the attack to be a bias crime. The motive is currently unknown.
HOPEWELL MAN ARRESTED AFTER BOMB THREAT TO HOPEWELL COURT HOUSE
Nov 14, 2015 11:59 AM
HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) – A possible bomb threat proved to be unfounded, but still managed to close the Hopewell Court House on Friday.
A citizen tipped off Hopewell Police around 8 a.m. of a possible explosive to be detonated at the Court House. The building was evacuated and closed while investigators searched.
Robert K. Sheffield, 30, of Hopewell was arrested and charged with ‘Threatening to Bomb a Public Building.”
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Judge Ralph ‘Ted’ Winkler injured in motorcycle crash
The court’s magistrates will handle all new and most pending cases. Adoptions will not be delayed, he said. Some cases involving objections to a magistrate’s ruling, however, will be delayed.
A visiting judge is expected to be appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court. It’s not yet known when that will happen.
The crash occurred at about 6 p.m. on Harrison Avenue near Interstate 275 in Colerain Township. Winkler’s wife, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Tracy Winkler, said a car pulled out in front of her husband, who was riding his newly restored 1973 Norton Commando. He was thrown from the motorcycle but was wearing a helmet.
Cook County judges get death threats: ‘You’re on a kill list’
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Chief Judge Timothy Evans
Todd Lighty, Chicago Tribune
November 3, 2015
At least five Cook County judges have recently received death threats in anonymous letters sent to their chambers, including one warning, “You’re on a kill list.”
The death threats caused alarm among some of the judges and prompted Chief Judge Timothy Evans to alert Sheriff Tom Dart, whose office handles courtroom security.
In a memo obtained by the Tribune, Evans wrote to the county’s judges Friday about the threats, noting he had contacted the sheriff and “requested that all deputy sheriffs be alerted to the situation and that he take any other action he deems necessary.”
Cara Smith, chief strategist for the sheriff, said Monday that no arrests have been made in connection with the threats.
“We have an open investigation and will run this out and ensure the safety of the judges,” Smith said. “Any threat to a member of the judiciary is of the utmost concern.”
The safety of judges and their families has taken on greater significance over the last decade after a crazed litigant broke into U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow’s Chicago home in 2005 and killed her husband and mother.
In his memo, Evans wrote that the threats were contained in envelopes that had the word “frank” where a postage stamp would go and that the return address contained the names and addresses of other judges.
Evans’ office on Monday was tight-lipped about the threats. Pat Milhizer, spokesman for the Circuit Court, said the chief judge’s office was taking the matter “very seriously.”
“Several letters of a suspicious nature were received,” Milhizer said. “Following protocol, we forwarded the matter to the Cook County sheriff’s police, which handles these types of judicial matters.”
Milhizer declined to comment beyond his brief statement.
Judge Thomas Mulroy said that he received a threatening letter and that he knew of two other judges who received them. Mulroy and those judges work in the Law Division’s commercial section in the Daley Center, handling business cases such as breach of contracts and unlawful firings.
Mulroy, who has been a judge for nearly nine years, said he turned his letter over to Evans’ office last week. He said it contained no clues about the sender’s identity and recalled the letter contained the chilling statement: “You’re on a kill list.” He said he had never been threatened before and the letter made him “uncomfortable.”
Two additional judges who handled mortgage fraud and foreclosure cases also received letters last Thursday.
A source familiar with one of the letters said it was undated, handwritten and contained repeated threats from unidentified groups of people.
“These groups are serious. They want revenge,” the letter stated. “They’ll kill you and your family.”
A number of judges said they often get letters from people ranting about the judicial system’s perceived flaws and unfairness. Rarely, they said, do they receive death threats. “It does not happen very often,” said one veteran judge. “It’s a big deal when we get them.”
November 3, 2015
Judicial group awaits police probe in death of judge’s son
An Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission official says the group will wait for police to conduct an investigation into the death of a Garland County Circuit Court judge’s son after the 18-month-old was left in a hot car.
Judge Grants Texas Cop Immunity Over Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man
Joanna Lucinda, Oct. 30, 2015
“It is one of the most horrendous moments in the history of civil rights in this country”
Manslaughter charges against a Texas cop who shot and killed an unarmed black man have been dropped by a federal judge, after he ruled that the police officer had federal immunity at the time because of his work with the FBI.
Charles Kleinert, a former Austin police detective who also worked for the FBI, killed 32-year-old Larry Jackson Jr. after shooting him in the neck following a chase in Texas on July 26, 2013. Kleinert was initially indicted on manslaughter charges by a Texas grand jury for the crime. However, on June 26, 2015, he filed a motion to dismiss the indictment.
October 20, 2015
CAMDEN – U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas, who served in Camden since 1992, has died after a fall.
Irenas, 75, was a “brilliant” and “hardworking” jurist who presided over his courtroom long after reaching retirement age, Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle said Tuesday.
The Princeton resident died Friday at Cooper University Hospital, Camden. He’d been taken there with severe head trauma from a fall at the courthouse last Wednesday morning.
“It’s just a huge loss. It’s a catastrophe,” said Simandle, who noted Irenas continued to serve even as he battled kidney failure for the past 15 years.
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Oct 16, 2015
Rock Hill lawyer, charged with stealing from clients, found dead of apparent suicide
Rock Hill attorney Horace Jones Jr. has appeared in many South Carolina courthouses over the past two decades, representing clients primarily on money matters.
On Monday morning, Jones, 45, was scheduled to be in a Jasper County courtroom – not as an attorney, but as a defendant facing a felony charge that he stole $600,000 from the descendants of slaves who had owned property near Hardeeville since just after emancipation after the Civil War.
If convicted on the breach of trust charge, Jones could have spent up to 10 years in prison.
Eight hours later and 200 miles away, York County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body in a wooded area on Falls Road outside Rock Hill. Police and the coroner said the man suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound, and they are investigating the death as a suicide.
Supreme Court Justice Crooks, 77, dies in chambers
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Shock, sorrow follow judge’s death
STOCKTON — The legal community reacted with shock and sorrow after learning of the sudden death Tuesday afternoon of longtime San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Franklin Stephenson.
The 54-year-old Stephenson, a judge since 2002 who recently was stationed in Manteca, died sometime after 3 p.m. Tuesday following an apparent heart attack while driving south on Highway 99 between Jack Tone and Austin roads, according to the California Highway Patrol.
“Franklin was really an outstanding judge and a very great friend,” Presiding Judge Lesley Holland said Wednesday. “He was intelligent, articulate and unfailingly cheerful no matter the circumstances. He was always willing to be a mentor to new judges, and he cared deeply about public safety and justice issues.”
Bullets, burning object found at home of judge in Nevada threat case; few leads discovered
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CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada detectives say they’re struggling to crack the case of a judge who has been targeted at his home with gunfire, a burning object and an ominous Christmas card.
Carson City sheriff’s Detective Sam Hatley said Wednesday there aren’t any promising leads about the threats to Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro.
August 21, 2015 AP
A 41-year-old Texas woman was jailed Friday charged with attempted murder in a shooting that left her boyfriend, a 70-year-old retired judge,seriously injured.
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KAMPALA- Denis Lutwama Kasule, the son of Court of Appeal justice Remmy Kasule, has died in the United States under mysterious circumstances.
Lutwama’s body was discovered last week behind his apartment in Denver, Colorado.
Accounts of the aftermath reveal that his body was found unresponsive in an alley behind his apartment building. The apartment door was wide open when police arrived.
Justice Kasule in his internal communication to fellow judicial officers dated June 24, attributed his son’s death to multiple assaults though there was no definite cause to that effect.
Local circuit court judge passes away
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A local circuit court judge died early Tuesday morning at his home.
According to Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson, Hon. Lee Fergus of Jonesboro died of natural causes at his home. He was pronounced dead at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.
Fergus was a judge for the 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas.
Juvenile court in Blytheville has been cancelled for Tuesday and other circuit court judges will cover Wednesday’s proceedings.
June 23, 2015
Ex-Police Chief Found Dead
Published On: Jun 23 2015 12:26:29 PM CDT
Piper appears to have self-inflicted gunshot wound
RIO GRANDE CITY –
The former Rio Grande City police chief was found dead Tuesday morning.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned Byron “Dutch” Piper was found with a shot wound to the head before he was expected to face a federal judge. Piper was facing theft charges.
Rio Grande City Police Chief Noe Castillo told us the former chief was found dead on the 100 block of Aguirre Street.
Castillo said a Starr County sheriff’s deputy discovered Piper’s body inside his red Mercedes, which was parked outside his home. He added he will be turning over the investigation to the sheriff’s department because of Piper’s ties to the police department.
Castillo said as in any case of this nature, they are treating it as a homicide. However, he said it appeared Piper died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Retired judge fires on LA cops he called to home
In Los Angeles’ legal community, James A. Bascue was a towering and admired figure.
As a top prosecutor, he became a national expert on gang prosecutions. Appointed to the bench, he rose to presiding judge of Los Angeles Superior Court.
But shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, Bascue found himself on the other side of the law.
Los Angeles police said they arrived at Bascue’s West L.A. townhouse to find him inside holding two guns. Authorities said he fired on officers, prompting a standoff with a SWAT team that ended with the arrest of the 75-year-old retired jurist.
While Bascue sat in jail, friends and longtime colleagues struggled to understand the bizarre twist after such a distinguished career.
“How do you explain someone who is accomplished and upstanding for six decades all of a sudden engaging in an act that’s this serious?” asked former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley.
“Something went on here. Something broke.”
“It’s inexplicable what led to this situation,” said Robert H. Philibosian, another former district attorney who appointed Bascue as his chief deputy in 1983. “I’m glad he didn’t injure himself, or God forbid, kill himself.”
About 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Bascue called police reporting that he was being held hostage inside his home in the 1900 block of South Barrington Avenue, police said.
Dispatchers gleaned little information from Bascue’s call. He offered few details and refused to turn down the volume on a blaring TV set, said LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado.
When officers arrived, authorities said, they peered into a window and saw him sitting in a living room chair with two guns in his lap. He loaded the guns’ magazines and pointed a gun at his head, police said.
Officers pleaded with him to drop the weapons.
He fired two shots: one inside his house, another toward the officers at the window.
“Thankfully he was a bad shot,” Preciado said.
After the SWAT team was called in, officers tried to talk Bascue into surrendering. Family members were contacted, but he would not emerge, police said.
A neighbor eventually persuaded him to give up.
Police evaluated Bascue for mental health issues, but they did not place him on a psychiatric hold. Investigators said they were looking into whether he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The standoff surprised neighbor Ellen Hoffman, who has lived for more than a year in the small, gated complex but saw Bascue only about three times.
“The judge,” as neighbors call him, kept to himself, she said.
Former state Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp said the Bascue he knew would never flout the law. The two met in the 1970s, when Van de Kamp was L.A. County district attorney and Bascue a prosecutor. He praised Bascue as a “serious, straight arrow.”
Under Van de Kamp, Bascue spearheaded the hardcore gang unit that prosecuted the county’s most violent offenders.
Philibosian, who later served as chief deputy attorney general, was so impressed with Bascue that he named him his second-in-command, then recommended him to help reform the State Bar of California.
Gov. George Deukmejian appointed Bascue to the bench in 1990. He rose through the ranks to become head of the criminal division. While holding the post, he frequently criticized the state’s “three-strikes” law for failing to rehabilitate criminals and for placing financial pressure on local courts.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1996, Bascue said he often escaped the stories of violence he heard in court by retreating to his vacation home in Northern California, where he planted more than 8,000 trees.
Peers on the bench elected him to serve as assistant presiding judge; he served as presiding judge from 2001 to 2002. As leader of the state’s largest county court system, he worked through the turbulent process of merging the municipal courts with the superior courts.
The massive merger ruffled a lot of feathers, Philibosian said, but “Jim, with good humor and dignity, was able to make it all work.”
The Judicial Council of California awarded Bascue the jurist of the year award for his work to unify the courts.
Attorney Richard G. Hirsch, who is representing Bascue, said the retired judge was released Thursday afternoon after posting $100,000 bail.
“I’ve known Judge Bascue for many, many years. When he was a D.A. and a judge, and since he’s left the bench,” Hirsch said. “He’s devoted his entire life to seeking justice for everyone, and I hope will receive the same.”
Two former Taunton-area men arraigned in fatal stabbing of RI judge’s brother
Apr 8, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two Massachusetts men remain held without bail in the murder of the troubled brother of a Rhode Island Supreme Court justice.
Matthew Marcotte, 22, of no permanent address, and Rolando J. Brooks, 22, of Taunton, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy during their arraignment Wednesday in Superior Court. They are accused of attacking 53-year-old William E. McKenna, whom they happened to run into at a Sam’s Food Store in Pawtucket last February.
Judge found dead in Memphis Country Club parking lot
Apr 6, 2015 07:07 PM
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –
Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr III was found dead in his car in the parking lot of the Memphis Country Club on Monday night.
Police officers responded to the scene, where they found Carr dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Friends and loved ones describe Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr as a family man, who was humble and pleasant to be around.
They say the focus is not on how Carr died, but the extraordinary life he lived.
“Jut a real loss,” Ed Galfsky said. “I think, a real sense of loss.”
Rankin Co. judge found dead in Madison County – WSFA.com …
Authorities found Fairly sometime after 4 p.m. on Friday.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said an investigation is ongoing and more information would be available after an autopsy is performed.
Mississippi Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. released a statement Friday night, calling Fairly “one of the most dedicated, hard-working, selfless public servants that I have known.”
“He assumed a very heavy docket with diligence, impartiality and scholarship. His passing will be a tremendous loss to the judicial branch of government,” Waller said.
Fairly had recently taken medical leave from the bench.
“Obviously the county is in total shock,” Rankin County Board of Supervisors President Jared Morrison said Friday night.
Morrison said he had seen Fairly at a county meeting Thursday.
“I’ve always considered him a strong but fair judge and no nonsense — a judge like we need and want in Rankin County,” he said. “He is one of the reasons why our judicial system has been so strong.”
LAUDERDALE COUNTY (WHNT) – Lauderdale County Probate Judge James E. Hall, Jr. has died. According to courthouse officials and friends, Hall, 55, passed away overnight Monday from a sudden illness.
Hall was elected to office in 2012 to a six-year term.
Judge Gil Self went to law school with Judge Hall. That was 30 years ago. He woke up to a heartbreaking call early Tuesday morning.
“I was notified at about 2:46 AM this morning that Judge Hall had just died, and I was struck with a profound loss,” said Self.
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White Detroit Federal Judge Shot (Wounded) On His Front Porch By Two Blacks–Wife Says “Don’t Hate Detroit”
A white federal judge in Detroit, U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg,
was shot on his front porch in Detroit by two black males after he refused to let them into his house.[Judge called hero in shooting, WZZZ-13, March 6, 2015]
It was definitely the right thing to do not to let them in–the amount of horror than could have been inflicted on Berg and his family by two black males in a home invasion is not to be thought of.
Amusingly, this Detroit News story doesn’t describe the men as black, but as “the men, approximately 18-25 years old who apparently tried to rob the federal judge”. It also describes the car they escaped in as “either a black Chrysler 300 or Charger”. Why is the color of the car relevant?
The Detroit Free Press does describe the shooters as black males, and features this statement from the Judge’s wife:
The family of a federal judge who was shot outside his west-side Detroit home Thursday night has a message for the community: Don’t blame the city.
“We just want people to know that this is not a reason to hate Detroit,” U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg’s wife, Anita Sevier, told the Free Press today. “Instead of being angry, be part of the solution for the hopeless teens and children of Detroit.”
She stressed, “We don’t want this to be a reason to hate.”
Sevier’s comments came a day after her husband was shot on his front porch in the city’s University District at about 9:10 p.m., moments after retrieving his trash bin from the curb.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Caddo Parish district attorney found dead in Baton Rouge hotel room
Capt. Cory Lalonde, an LSU police spokesman, said officers responded to the Cook hotel, located on West Lakeshore Drive near Sorority Row, at about 8:15 a.m. to find Scott unresponsive in his hotel room. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene.
“There were no suspicious circumstances,” Lalonde said. “There was nothing to indicate any sign of foul play.”
Judge’s son killed in hit-and-run; couple pleads no contest
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Detroit News: FBI offers $25,000 Reward
FBI offers $25,000 reward in judge’s shooting: Terrence G. Berg was shot in the leg Thursday night and rushed to a hospital, police said … in Detroit in apparent …Cleveland.com › index.ssf › 2015/03 › – Mar 5, 2015
$50,000 Reward Offered in Killing of Superior Court Judge’s 86-Year-Old Philanthropist Wife
POSTED 3:04 PM, FEBRUARY 5, 2015, BY MELISSA PAMER AND DAVE MECHAM, UPDATED AT 08:53PM, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
More than six weeks after the 86-year-old wife of a former Los Angeles Superior Court judge was found slain in her home in the affluent Windsor Square neighborhood, Los Angeles police on Thursday asked for help in the case.
Detectives had few leads in the killing of Antonia Maria Yager, who was found dead of apparent multiple stab wounds at her home in the 100 block of North Beachwood Drive on Dec. 22.
A flier regarding the killing of Antonia Yager was displayed at a Feb. 5, 2015, LAPD news conference. (Credit: KTLA)
An employee at the home found Yager’s body. The victim had been dropped off by a friend following a charity dinner at the Wilshire Country Club the previous evening, police said.
There was evidence she woke up Dec. 22 morning and had breakfast, Detective Kevin Pierce said at a new conference announcing a $50,000 reward in the case.
She was the widow of retired Judge Thomas C. Yager, who died in 2008 at age 90.
Antonia “Toni” Yager came to the United States from Holland after World War II and worked as a nurse. She became a devoted wife and philanthropist and was active in the Larchmont community, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Gunman executes 2 NYPD cops in Garner ‘revenge’ | New York Post
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Retired Putnam County, WV judge found dead
Posted: Dec 10, 2014
Retired Putnam County, WV Judge O.C. Spaulding was found dead near his home Wednesday night, according to West Virginia State Police.
Spaulding stepped down from his position of judge in December 2011, after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease earlier that year.
Spaulding died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Lt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police.
Lou Gehrig’s disease can originate in the brain and target motor neurons. The disease mainly affects muscles involved in speech.
Judge Spaulding was 69.
Aug 22, 2014
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Ocmulgee Circuit Superior Court Judge James L. Cline Jr., 62, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
He was found dead in his Greensboro home Thursday. An autopsy Friday determined the manner of his death, according to a GBI news release.
UPDATE: Cleveland city court judge found dead of gunshot wound
July 14th, 2014 by Paul Leach in Local – Breaking
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -Cleveland police responding late this morning to a downtown parking lot at 4th Street and Broad Street found the body of City Court Judge Bill Moss, according to a news release.
The victim had a gunshot wound that was “possibly self-inflicted,” police department Public Information Officer Evie West said in the statement.
The body has been taken to Knoxville for an autopsy and no other information will be released in what police are calling “an ongoing death investigation.”
A veteran Massachusetts judge has died, according to a court spokeswoman.
Superior Court Judge Joseph M. Walker III was found dead in his West Roxbury home this afternoon, court spokeswoman Jennifer Donahue said.
Walker was 63.
Appointed to the bench in 1995 by the late Gov. A. Paul Cellucci, Walker, a native of North Carolina, was scheduled to be transferred to Brockton Superior Court, Donahue said.
The circumstances of Walker’s death were not immediately clear.
Darren Mack seeks retrial in wife’s killing, shooting of judge
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Judge found dead in Memphis Country Club parking lot
Apr 6, 2015 07:07 PM
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –
Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr III was found dead in his car in the parking lot of the Memphis Country Club on Monday night.
Police officers responded to the scene, where they found Carr dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Judge John Paul Davis laid to rest
Posted: Feb 10, 2014 7:44 AM PST
The man many Southeast Texans considered a pioneer in the legal community is laid to rest.
Funeral services were held Saturday for Judge John Paul Davis at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont. Hundreds paid their final respects. His final resting place is in Bay City, TX.
Judge Davis was 74.
Jefferson County Court at Law #3 Judge John Paul Davis was found unresponsive at his home Monday morning by an officer who was sent to the Judge’s Beaumont home after he failed to show up for work.
Appellate judge found dead in chambers in Chicago
January 08, 2014|By Liam Ford | Tribune reporter
A longtime Illinois appellate court judge who took office with no judicial experience but grew into a respected and outspoken jurist died Wednesday morning, officials said.
Patrick J. Quinn, 60, was found dead in his downtown Chicago chambers –an “appropriate” spot given his devotion to the law, said Appellate Court Presiding Judge P. Scott Neville.
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RETIRED JUDGE WILLIE LIPSCOMB JR DIES
Retired 36th District Court judge and former Detroit mayoral candidate Willie Lipscomb Jr. was found dead by his daughter Wednesday night, after he apparently died winterizing his boat at his home on Detroit’s east side.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI)– As a Mother seeks justice
for her daughter, she looks to a legal system accused of corruption. She pleaded with a Judge to protect her daughter, only to find that Judge named in a cocaine conspiracy. She watched her daughter wither away on heroin. Investigative reporter Chris Hayes reveals the frightening connections.
On one side, we’ll tell you about the drug suspects. The Feds accuse the suspects of bringing tens of thousands of dollars of heroin down from Chicago. On the other side, we’ll reveal the Court officers sworn to protect us from these drugs. Instead, we’ll show you a tie to one of the suspects.
In the middle? One dead Judge and two dead women
Texas judge is found dead from gunshot wound in courthouse
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Jul 16, 2013, 01:33 pm CDT
A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas, was discovered dead in his chambers Monday evening, the victim of a gunshot wound to the head.
Kii News and KRISTV.com say Judge Tom Greenwell, 57, died in an apparent suicide. Authorities wouldn’t tell the Corpus Christi Caller-Times whether foul play was suspected, but police weren’t looking for an active shooter late Monday. The Associated Press and United Press International have summaries of the Caller-Times story.
Courthouse visitors must pass through a metal detector, but judges with concealed carry permits are allowed to bring guns to work.
Greenwell was first elected in 2001 and was the first Republican to win a county-wide election in Nueces County. He won re-election in 2006 and 2010, but lost an appeals court race in 2012. He presided over the 319th District Court as well as a new Veterans Court in Nueces County.
Friends and associates described Greenwell as a caring, fair and dedicated judge who arrived early for work and stayed late. Neighbors are caring for the judge’s pet cat, Shadow. The neighbors told the Caller-Times that Greenwell had no family in the area.
Murdered Arizona Judge Called For ‘Judicial Emergency’
By Lee Ross
As Arizona officials continue to deal with Saturday’s shooting that killed six people including U.S. District Judge John Roll, the business of running one the nation’s busiest federal courts continues with no immediate word of permanent relief coming soon.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Shot fired into rear of Jacksonville federal judge’s home Sunday
By Dana Treen
Timothy J. Corrigan was in a family room when a loud bang was heard.
At least one shot ripped into the Jacksonville home of a federal judge early Sunday, shattering a window and glass door.
No one was hurt at U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan’s home, where he and another person were sitting in a family room when they heard a loud bang, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report.
The report does not provide Corrigan’s Southside address, which is protected information under public records law.
Police were called to the house shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday and found a bullet hole in a rear window and glass door of the house. There was shrapnel on the floor and puncture marks on a leather chair. A closet was also damaged.
No projectile or bullet casing was found. A police dog was unable to track any farther than three houses northeast of the house, which backs up to a lake.
The FBI and U.S. Marshals Office are investigating the case along with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Sheriff’s Office. The FBI said neighbors reported hearing one gunshot.
Neighbors of Corrigan said FBI agents canvassed the neighborhood Sunday. One resident said investigators asked to look at the lake area behind his house.
The FBI released a statement saying only that they were investigating the report of a shot fired near the home of a federal employee.
Corrigan was sworn in as a federal judge for the Middle District of Florida on Sept. 14, 2002.
In a statement from Corrigan’s office, the judge said he would not comment during the investigation but may make a statement later. He said he appreciated the response by the Sheriff’s Office and had full confidence in the follow-up investigation by federal agencies.
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JUDGE GETS JACKED: MARULLO ATTACKED
Posted Wednesday, May. 22nd, 2013 by Sarah Esenwein
Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Frank Marullo was attacked just after 10pm by five individuals who made off in his Mercedes along with his wallet containing cash, credit cards and his driver’s license.
Federal judge found dead in western Pa. home
The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – 7:12 p.m.
PITTSBURGH—A medical examiner’s office official says a western Pennsylvania federal judge was found dead in his home of apparent natural causes.
A spokesman for the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said 63-year-old Chief Judge Gary L. Lancaster of the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.
He said there had been no official ruling on the cause and manner of death, but there were no suspicious circumstances and it appeared to be natural causes.
The Roanoke Times
February 25, 2013
The daughter of a retired Roanoke judge and an attorney was shot to death in Baltimore
last week, police said.
Alysia Nicole Strickland, 33, was found in a burning car in west Baltimore early Friday morning. Baltimore police said both Strickland and a second victim, 34-year-old Taewon Tuck of Baltimore, died of gunshot wounds to their heads.
Strickland is the daughter of Diane Strickland, a retired judge, and Art Strickland, a Roanoke attorney. The Stricklands released a short statement today:
“It is with deep regret and sadness that we confirm that our beautiful 33-year-old daughter, Alysia Nicole Strickland, was murdered in Baltimore this past weekend. No further details are available at this time. We greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Please allow us time to privately process our grief as a family.”
DETROIT (WXYZ) – Detroit Police were called out to the scene to investigate the death of 36th District Court Judge George Chatman.
Judge Chatman’s body was found at a home on Glenwood and Reno on Detroit’s east side. Police now believe his death was an apparent suicide.
Chatman’s wife was contacted when the 66-year-old judge did not show up for work. His wife called police after finding his body at a rental property that the Judge owned.
It will still be up to the Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death.
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