Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Robinson trial delayed; judge recuses herself
No date has been set for the trial of Rep. Bradley Robinson, D-Bomme Terre, on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
The case, which was scheduled to go to trial July 11 in St. Francois County Circuit Court, was postponed when Judge Sandy Martinez recused herself.
Robinson, 42, was allegedly driving his pickup on Jan. 1 when he struck a man, severely injuring him. Surveillance video purportedly shows Robinson and his wife changing places to make it appear that Robinson's wife Tara was driving, and then leaving the scene. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, five passengers in the pickup have been granted immunity in exchange for their testimony against the Robinsons.
Court records indicate Tara Robinson's trial will be held July 18. She is charged with a misdemeanor, making a false declaration.