State Supreme Court removing Ascension Parish judge from Matthew Mire trial
ASCENSION PARISH - On Tuesday, the state Supreme Court decided to remove a judge presiding over Matthew Mire's murder trial in Ascension Parish because she is related to a deputy who handled evidence for the case.
As stated in the court's decision, Judge Stromberg's brother is an Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office detective who "logged and transported evidence for testing related to this case."
Attorneys for Mire asked for Stromberg to be removed from the case due to the conflict of interest. A lower appeal court decided she could stay, but Louisiana's Supreme Court overruled.
Ascension Parish's District Attorney Ricky Babin is seeking the death penalty for Mire, who is accused of killing a state trooper, a woman, and injuring another person in Ascension and Livingston Parishes.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Mayor Broome on 2une In
Rouses Markets Donating Dairy Products to Southern
Last chance: Our final opportunity to see a solar eclipse for decades
$160 million grant to go toward funding Louisiana's energy transition, creating new...
EBR mosquito abatement booked up with house calls until April