Hearing scheduled for judge accused of favoritism - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/17/09

Hearing scheduled for judge accused of favoritism

Judge Jim Bob Darnell Judge Jim Bob Darnell

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A hearing is scheduled on Wednesday to determine if a State District Judge violated the Texas Penal Code concerning a DWI case involving his son.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. A visiting judge will hear evidence from local defense attorney Rod Hobson.

Hobson seeks to have Judge Jim Bob Darnell removed from all cases involving the Lubbock District Attorney's Office. Hobson claims the judge owes the D.A. a favor for preferential treatment given to his son.

District Attorney Matt Powell denies the charge.

Judge Darnell has not yet returned a call to NewsChannel 11.

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Hobson's motion against Judge Darnell
Read the motion filed by Lubbock Attorney Rod Hobson challenging the credibility of Judge Jim Bob Darnell and accusing him of possible Texas Penal Code violations.
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