Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Defense Seeks to Have Conviction From Bench Trial Overturned: Alleges Judge's Adult Children Were Facebook Friends With Victim's Family

An Illinois woman convicted of child battering is seeking to have her conviction following a bench trial overturned, alleging the judge should have recused himself because the judge's adult children are Facebook "friends" with members of the victim's family.  The prosecution has argued that being Facebook "friends" is meaningless and that there is no evidence the judge knew who his adult child's Facebook friends were or would care.

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