Judge Tracie Hunter

Judge Tracie Hunter
4:38 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Hunter jury returns one verdict, will resume deliberations next week

Defendant Judge Tracie Hunter returns to the courtroom after a break earlier in the trial.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The jury in the trial of Judge Tracie Hunter has a verdict on one count but will come back next week to continue deliberations on the other counts.

Jurors returned a verdict Friday afternoon on count six: unlawful interest in a public contract. Judge Norbert Nadel sealed the decision and it will be read once the jury decides the other counts.

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Tracie Hunter
4:50 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Closing arguments in Hunter trial go into a third day

Defendant Judge Tracie Hunter returns to the courtroom after a break.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Each side has taken hours to sum up its case in the trial of suspended Hamilton County Juvenile Judge Tracie Hunter. Judge Norbert Nadel told Special Prosecutor Scott Croswell he can finish up Wednesday with jury instructions to follow.

Closing arguments began Monday in a trial that is now into its fifth week. Hunter is charged with nine felony counts including tampering with evidence, forgery and theft in office.

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Tracie Hunter
4:50 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Jury expected to get Tracie Hunter case Tuesday

Defense attorney Clyde Bennett II makes his case in closing arguments.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Special Prosecutor Merlin Schiverdecker quoted Truman and Shakespeare while making his case to the jury as to why they should find Tracie Hunter guilty of all nine charges facing her. But defense attorney Clyde Bennett II said his client is guilty of nothing and the charges were politically motivated.

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Local News
5:02 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Defense, prosecution present opening statements in Hunter trial

The jury in the criminal trial of suspended Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter heard over four hours of opening statements from defense and prosecution lawyers today.  

Special prosecutor R. Scott Croswell painted a picture of a woman who has, since taking office in May 2012, repeatedly violated court rules and broken laws to the point where there was no choice but to seek a criminal indictment against her.

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Local News
3:42 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Jury set; and opening arguments to come Wednesday in Tracie Hunter trial

A jury of 11 women and one man will hear the criminal case of Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter.

The jury was seated at today, after a day and a half of questioning of the jury pool by Hunter's attorney and the special prosecutors trying the case. Opening arguments by defense lawyer Clyde Bennett and special prosecutors R. Scott Croswell and Merlyn Shiverdecker will be heard Wednesday.

Six alternate jurors were also seated this afternoon (Tuesday). Common pleas court judge Norbert Nadel has told jurors the trial could last four to six weeks.

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