Ex-judge: relationship with prosecutor didn't affect verdict
November 17, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma County judge says his "sexual conduct" with a prosecutor did not influence his rulings in a murder case that went to jury trial earlier this year.
Former Oklahoma County Judge Timothy Henderson presided over a case on Feb. 2 where jurors convicted Robert Leon Hashagen III of first-degree murder. He is now seeking a new trial because of the sexual allegations, according to The Oklahoman.
"The integrity of the judiciary ... is very much in question here," Hashagen's attorney, James Lockard, argued at an evidentiary hearing Monday. "We can't have faith...