May 03, 2008
Mrs. Medina released on bail

As expected.

The wife of Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina, accused of burning down the couple's Spring home and damaging two others, surrendered to authorities Thursday and was released on bail, her attorney said.

Francisca Medina posted $42,000 bond and will appear in state District Judge Brian Rains' court for arraignment on May 20, records indicate.

"She's upset -- the whole family's upset," said John Parras, one of her attorneys. "To a large extent, we believed this was behind us."

I sympathize, but given the bizarre circumstances of this case, I wouldn't have rested easy. I'm still a little surprised that Justice Medina didn't get reindicted this time around.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 03, 2008 to Crime and Punishment