State Judicial Conduct Commission Accuses Judge Sharon Keller of "Incompetence," Discrediting Judiciary
|Judge Sharon Keller|
The eight-page notice details the events of September 25, 2007, when the Dallas-born hamburger heiress left work to meet a repairman, even though she knew Death Row inmate Michael Richard's attorneys were on their way to file a last-minute stay of execution. Keller will be tried by a special master appointed by the Texas Supreme Court. Reports the Statesman:
Keller has 15 days to respond in writing to the notice.
Keller will be allowed to present evidence, raise objections, and call and cross-examine witnesses in a forum that will resemble many civil court trials, said Seana Willing, executive director of the Commission on Judicial Conduct.
"The judge can put on her case and we can put on our case," Willing said.