Appeals Court: Fayette judge wrong to preside over 4 trials involving his lawyer lover

DA Ballard will appeal to Ga. Supreme Court, perhaps U.S. Supreme Court

Five defendants convicted of serious crimes in Fayette County deserve new trials because the presiding judge should have recused himself due to an extramarital affair he had with their defense attorney, the Georgia Court of Appeals has determined.

Fayette County’s district attorney strongly disagreed with the appeal court’s finding and vowed to appeal the ruling.

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via The Citizen

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