Monday, May 25, 2009

Judge’s trial delayed until September

Judge’s trial delayed until September | The News Tribune - Local, May 23, 2009.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Michael Hecht is charged with felony harassment and misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute. King County Superior Court Judge James Cayce has been assigned to preside, to avoid the appearance of impropriety if the trial were run by one of Hecht's Pierce County colleagues. Hecht has moved for the trial to be moved out of Pierce County because of the coverage by the News Tribune. The prosecutor (assistant state attorney general John Hillman) has moved to admit evidence of uncharged acts to show a "common scheme or plan" (ER 404(b)).

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