POSTED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 2:07pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 5:06pm
Gilmer, TX — GILMER — A visiting judge on Friday denied a motion to dismiss and quash an indictment against Upshur County Judge Dean Fowler.
Judge Richard Davis ruled that Fowler’s charge of official oppression will go to trial in Wood County on Oct. 11.
A prosecutorial misconduct charge filed by Fowler’s lawyers against District Attorney Billy Byrd remains on the table, as well as a motion to dismiss a charge of abuse of official capacity against Fowler.