Lockney Judge Resigns, Assault Trial Moved to Amarillo - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/11/07

Lockney Judge Resigns, Assault Trial Moved to Amarillo

Source: Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon Source: Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon

A former Lockney judge charged in the shooting of her husband has been granted a change of venue. Michelle Araujo is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault for allegedly shooting her husband, Romeo Araujo, back in March.

Araujo's trial has been moved from Floyd County to Randall County. It is set to take place in october.

Araujo has also submitted her resignation as Lockney city judge. NewsChannel 11 has obtained a copy of that letter:

June 1, 2007

Mr. Rodger Stapp -- Mayor
City of Lockney
P.O. Box 387
Lockney, Texas 79241

Re: Michelle Araujo

Dear Mr. Stapp:

Please accept this letter as my resignation for the office of Municipal Judge effective May 31, 2007. I am resigning so I can concentrate as much as possible to the raising of my family. I have enjoyed working with the City of Lockney in the past and present. I understand that I am a part time employee and have no rights toward any future benefits or entitlement. I release the City from any claim or entitlements arising from my employment with the City of Lockney. Thank you for a very great working relationship. If you need me to complete any other documentation please contact me.

Sincerely,
Michelle Araujo

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