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megimoo
08-18-2009, 10:03 AM
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The trial of a Texas judge charged with refusing to hear a last-minute appeal in a death penalty case got under way Monday in San Antonio.

Trial of Texas judge under way
High Ranking Judge On Trial San Antonio News Story KSAT San Antonio
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The Texas Commission on Judicial Misconduct charged Chief Justice Sharon Keller of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February with bringing "public discredit" on the Texas justice system in the case of Michael Wayne Richard. He was executed Sept. 25, 2007, after Keller refused to take the appeal and failed to refer his lawyers to the judge assigned to the case.

Richard was executed the same day the U.S. Supreme Court said it would rule on whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment. The Supreme Court announcement resulted in postponement of most executions in the United States -- including two in Texas.

Richard's lawyers had asked for more time to file an appeal because computer problems prevented them from getting papers to the court clerk's office by 5 p.m. but Keller declined to keep the office open late, the commission found.

Richard was executed for the 1986 shooting of 53-year-old Marguerite Lucille Dixon, a nurse and mother of seven who was robbed, raped and shot in her home.

Keller's court produces more executions than any other state court, The New York Times reported.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/08/17/Trial-of-Texas-judge-under-way/UPI-78471250563682/

megimoo
08-18-2009, 10:05 AM
Day two of Sharon Keller's trial is expected to get underway at 10 AM on Tuesday, August 18.
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Protest at Judge Sharon "Killer" Keller's office TX CCA
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The trial is being held in the courtroom of David Berchelmann, Jr, presiding judge of the 37th District Court, 100 Dolorosa, San Antonio, Texas 78205. Berchelmann has been appointed "special master" by the Texas Supreme Court to conduct the hearing on the charges against Keller.
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High Ranking Judge On Trial San Antonio News Story KSAT San Antonio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D72YNF2AVI&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fsharonkiller.com%2F&feature=player_embedded
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Texas Moratorium Network filed one of the judicial complaints against Keller and that was co-signed by about 1900 people. We wrote the Commission and urged them to hold the hearing in Austin because "Austin is the capital, the CCA is located in Austin and Austin is more centrally located for people from all parts of Texas who may want to attend, including any people from North Texas who signed on to the complaint we filed with the State Commission". However, we were told that the agreement has already been reached with counsel.

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