October 23, 2017

Texas Judge and Wife Excape Arson Charges – Again

August 30, 2009

http://firegeezer.com/2009/08/30/texas-judge-and-wife-escape-arson-charges-again/

Article Excerpts:

The fire burned their house down completely and caused damages to two of their neighbors’ homes as well.  It was the second time in ten years that a suspicious fire burned down their home, both times starting in the garage.

Judge Questions Decision to Quash Indictments of Texas Supreme Court Justice and Wife; Criticizes Actions of Prosecutors as Premature and Careless

January 23, 2008

 http://jonathanturley.org/2008/01/23/judge-questions-decision-to-quash-indictments-of-texas-supreme-court-justice-and-wife-criticizes-actions-of-prosecutors-as-premature-and-careless/

Article Excerpts:

While state Judge Jim Wallace agreed to the prosecutor’s demand to toss out the indictments, he strongly criticized both the decision and the competence of the prosecutors — voicing obvious questions over why prosecutors would seek an indictment over months only to quash those indictments when they are handed down by a grand jury.

Juror in Medina case speaks out again

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=5903801

January 20, 2008

[Terry Yates referencing grand jury and case]:  “It was predetermined in the sense that there was not sufficient evidence that Judge Medina did anything wrong and for them to indict, this case anyway, it just shows they had an agenda.”

Article Excerpts:

“I love grand juries. I think they do a tremendous job. They have a tremendous function in the system,” said Yates. “It was predetermined in the sense that there was not sufficient evidence that Judge Medina did anything wrong and for them to indict, this case anyway, it just shows they had an agenda.”

Ryan writes the following:

“Comments like yours serve only to impugn the integrity of the twelve citizens of Harris County who have given up considerable amounts of their time to ensure justice is done.”

“These are not twelve hicks from Mayberry USA who just rode into town on the turnip wagon.”


Medina attorney asks judge to sanction 2 grand jurors

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Medina-attorney-asks-judge-to-sanction-2-grand-1774536.php

Jauary 18, 2008

Article Excerpts:

[Referencing an earlier Medina quote] He said mortgage insurance paid off his note after the fire. Yates did not respond to requests for more information about the insurance claim.

Typically, if a borrower fails to insure a home, the lender will take out its own “forced place” insurance policy that covers only its interest and not any owner equity, contents or liability.