NM vs. Bent
According to a court filing on his behalf, attorney Justin Lea “is excercising his right to excuse Judge Gerald Baca from presiding over the cause of action wherein the State seeks to have Justin Lea answer to a charge of contempt of court.”
This new development in the Wayne Bent case comes in a Notice of Peremptory Excusal filed on November 5 by Lea’s attorney, Alan Maestas.
Maestas followed-up yesterday’s filing with a motion filed today that is aimed at dismissing a November 3 Order to Show Cause wherein Lea is ordered to appear before Judge Baca on November 10 “to show why he should not be held in contempt of court for impermissible contact with a State’s witness.”
The 13-page Motion to Dismiss Order to Show Cause v. Justin Lea and for Sanctions will be posted on Beyond90Seconds.com later today. The document includes an “Exhibit A” that is a two-page “e-mail string.”