July 23, 2018

Texas Judge and Wife Excape Arson Charges – Again

August 30, 2009


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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


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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.

David Medina indicted by grand jury for arson


January  17, 2008

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Nathan Green, the lead investigator on the case, said in October that a dog detected an accelerant at the fire scene.

It was the second such fire at the family’s home in 10 years; both started in the garage.

Suspicion was fueled by a trail of financial troubles  for the Medinas, including foreclosure proceedings and tax liens against the fire-ravaged home, according to court records and other documents.

A mortgage company filed to foreclose on the home in June 2006, according to public records. Medina and the mortgage company reached an agreement the following December, according to Green.

The foreclosure filing was a “very, very big red flag” for investigators, Green said.

The home was not covered by an insurance policy, which lapsed because the premiums weren’t paid, Green said. The loan on the house was insured by the finance company, he said.