State denies local attorney's request
SMITH COUNTY - An attempt to change the second trial for a man accused in a 2007 child sex ring--- failed.
Defense Attorney Thad Davidson claimed, Smith County Judge Jack Skeen used his own special rules of evidence and procedure in his courtroom during Patrick Kelly's last trial.
The state now says, Davidson has a personal vendetta against Judge Skeen.
So, the trial will continue as planned.