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Judges recused from Bogen’s case

Published 9:36am Thursday, December 27, 2012

All judges in the 2nd Judicial Circuit have recused themselves from hearing a case against Brantley town councilman Lorey Bogen.

Bogen was arrested on the Fourth of July and charged with third degree domestic violence and assault, and he said he initially requested a trial by judge in late August.

Bogen was notified that Circuit Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell and Crenshaw County District Judge Tom Sport had recused themselves.

Other judges in the court circuit have the option of hearing the case, but Butler County District Judge Macdonald Russell and Lowndes County District Judge Adrian Johnson also chose not to hear the case.

The case will be heard by Jeff W. Kelley, Circuit Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit in Pike County.

Bogen said he has recently filed a request with the Crenshaw County Circuit Clerk, Alabama Chief Justice Charles R. Malone and state Attorney General Luther Strange for a trial by jury.

A decision about whether that request will be accepted has not been made, and no date for the trial has been set.

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