This has circus written all over it.
A judge seeking fame, prosecutors trying to reel in a big fish, a defense attorney who is known attention whore and Peterson who isn’t very bright and doing everything possible to make himself look bad.
Might have been better off on Judge Mathis.
A Montgomery County, Texas judge refused to recuse himself Monday in Adrian Peterson’s felony child abuse case, rejecting the prosecutors’ request to step aside because of what they termed bias and various recent legal disagreements.
The decision on Monday by Judge Kelly Case, who sits on the Montgomery County 9th District Court, comes after Case was said to have referred to the lead attorney for each side as “media whores.”
In related developments Monday, Peterson has entered a formal plea of not guilty on the abuse charge he’s facing for using a wooded switch on his 4-year-old son. The plea was entered Oct. 8, the day of his court appearance, but not made public until Monday afternoon.
Peterson has been free on $15,000 bond on a charge of felony child abuse. A trial has tentatively been set to begin Dec. 1.
Once the issue on the judge is settled, then they will decide if they can put Peterson in jail because he smoked a little weed before his court appointed drug test.