Medina Trial Judge Will Not Disqualify Himself

Saturday, September 15. 2012
By Monica Lara

After a dispute with the defense team this week, Ventura County Superior Court Judge James Cloninger said in court Friday that not only will he not disqualify himself from the case, he is prepared to force the Alex Medina first-degree murder trial to begin early next year if scheduling conflicts threaten to delay it too long. Initially hoping to set a November or December trial date, Cloninger's plan headlong into defense

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