Judge who set $4 billion bond will be removed from office

Posted at 5:28 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 18:41:14-05

A Bell County jury has found a justice of the peace unfit for office. 

A petition was filed for the removal of Claudia Brown, who set a $4 billion bond for a murder suspect back in 2017. 

According to the petition, Brown had failed to comply with law, was swayed by partisan interests and failed to be patient. 

The jury heard several witnesses including attorney Dan Corbin, who said discussed several issues about her actions in court. 

Corbin said Brown would often be confused forgetting who was representing who in the courtroom.

Thirteen witnesses were called during the trial. 

The $4 billion bond that caused the petition later was lowered to 150,000 dollars. Shortly after the reduction, she arraigned her own son and set his bond at $2,000. 

A neuro-psychologist also took the stand during the trial claiming the judge had a mild neurocognitive disorder and is at risk for Alzheimer's.

The jury reached the verdict Wednesday evening. Brown is expected to be removed from office. 

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