Lincoln County Judge suspended for judicial misconduct



     (AP) – The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended a Lincoln

County judge accused of delaying the assignment of public defenders in probation

cases.

     The court on Tuesday suspended Judge Christina Kunza Mennemeyer without pay

for six months starting Feb. 1.

     The action comes in response to a 2014 complaint filed by the director of the

Missouri State Public Defender System, who said Mennemeyer deliberately waited

to assign public defenders until after the deadline for requesting a new trial

judge for a case had passed. Court documents say Mennemeyer also threatened to

file complaints against attorneys who tried to represent defendants before she

assigned them to the case.

     Mennemeyer and her lawyer did not immediately respond to calls for comment

Tuesday.




   

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