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Judge Hoak denies motion to recuse in Irish case

District Judge Mary Hoak will continue to adjudicate the legal proceedings of the Brigid Irish case.

Judge Hoak issued an order denying the defendant’s motion to recuse on Thursday Nov. 5. In her order Judge Hoak states, “The Court denies the Defendant’s motion to recuse because the facts asserted in the Defendant’s motion and the affidavits provided by the Defendant and attached to her motion are not sufficient to permit an inference of prejudice.”

In late September. Irish’s Defense Counsel, Public Defender Chris Hamsher, filed a Motion for Substitution of Judge or Alternatively Request for Hearing, effectively asking Judge Hoak to recuse herself from the case.

In late Oct. the District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting the case, filed a response to the Defense in support of the Motion for Substitution of Judge.

Irish is scheduled to be back in Court on Friday Nov. 6 for an Arraignment.

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