Teat to Remain as Trial Judge in Thompson Case, Clason Rules

Second Judicial (Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson Parishes) District Division B Judge Jimmy Teat will remain as the trial judge in the malfeasance trial of controversial Town of Jonesboro mayor Leslie Thompson, Chief Judge Jenifer Clason ruled today in a Jackson Parish court.

Last week, Thompson attorney Louis Scott alleged in a motion that Teat exhibited “personal animosity” toward Thompson, and that since Teat presided over recent civil trials regarding Thompson’s mayoral conduct, he could not be a fair judge.

Clason said that the evidence presented today did not meet the “heavy burden” required to remove a presiding judge.

We will have a full report on the hearing tomorrow.

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17 Responses to “Teat to Remain as Trial Judge in Thompson Case, Clason Rules”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Leslie, this makes you a major league looser, 0-7.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Still “grasping at straws.”

  3. Anonymous Says:

    At least he is not wasting taxpayer money now with his delays and appeals. He or one of his friends is having to shell out now, unless the lawyers are working pro bono, which I doubt.

  4. wondering Says:

    Anytime a public official needs an attorney for criminal trial, their looking at tens of thousands of dollors upfront just to take the case. I don’t know of an attorney taking a criminal case on credit. Win or lose he still gets paid and loser don’t like to pay. As for pro bono I’ve heard of lawyers doing it in a high profile case to gain a reputation. But with the mayors track record in court he better get it upfront.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Not very smart to try to get the judge who is going to be trying you off the case. Don’t think it will influence Judge Teat, but there are probably some judges out there that would be affected by it. Didn’t accomplish anything anyway, so if he wants to keep playing that game, let him go to it.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    The question is “How is the D.A. going to be affected by that ‘judge shopping’ charge?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    At least they didn’t try to play the race card this time. Wouldn’t have done any good, because whichever of the three judges heard the case, it would be a white judge. They probably will try it when he is found guilty, because what else can they find to appeal? .

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Based on the results of what has happened in other trials around the state, it would have been better for him to plead guilty. That got the Ball mayor a lighter sentence, and some of the town officials got off with just monetary payments by pleading guilty. But he has too much pride to do that.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall – Proverbs 16:18.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Proud people take little account of their weaknesses, and do not anticipate stumbling blocks. They think they ae above the frailties of common people. In this state of mind, they are easily tripped up. Proud people seldom realize that pride is their problem, although everyone around them is well aware of it. That is what leads to their destruction. .

    • Anonymous Says:

      Hearing a lot of scriptures and not any of them being done.Black Minister’s you should have told this guy these things along time ago. But most of you were following along, how sad. Didn’t the Prophet give instructions to these people.

      • sunrisesunset Says:

        Yes, you are right, but maybe the black minister’s could not recognize the stupidity of the mayor. Or, they thought all the hoopla would be swept under the rug and their man would win regardless of the charges against him.

        Or, they were okay with the mayor. Which is it?
        You did not recognize the seriousness or you did not care?

  11. Anonymous Says:

    If I were Mr. Scott I would be careful about takig any promises from the mayor. Mr Scott, he will lie and throw you under the bus. Do not trust anything that proceeds out of the mouth of leslie thompson. He is desperate and deceptive.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Oh no….another visit to Kangaroo Court….hop on over Leslie….please Leslie…we want LESS LIES..

  13. Anonymous Says:

    the walls are closing in…there is no light at the end of the tunnel…

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Between them, Thompson and the Town of Jonesboro have had rulings against them by all three district judges and the court of appeals, and with several different attorneys. So it doen’t seem to make much difference who the judge is, or who the defense attorney is, the result is going to be the same. They need to fact up to the fact that they just don’t have a case for the lawyers to work with, and just plead guilty to get a lesser puinishment. .

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