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'Boy-in-box' attorney files for mistrial after judge's Facebook posts - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

August 21, 2014

'Boy-in-box' attorney files for mistrial after judge's Facebook posts

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:21 pm | Updated: 10:19 pm, Wed Apr 30, 2014.

GALVESTON — A district judge presiding over the trial of a man accused of keeping his son in an 8-foot-by-6-foot particleboard box was recused Wednesday after making posts about the case on social media.

Judge Michelle Slaughter of the 405th District Court was recused by former Montgomery County Judge Jim Keeshan on the third day of the trial.

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