Sunday, February 08, 2004

And I thought weird stuff happened in Rockbridge County courts

What a bizarre story! Obviously Judge Cope has some problems that probably necessitated him leaving the bench. But what a way to exit!

Here's an excerpted paragraph from the St. Petersburg Times that sums things up: "[In the middle of a routine divorce trial], [a]bout 11 a.m., looking rushed, [Judge] Cope announced another 15-minute break, saying he needed to leave .... Cope never returned."

Thanks to Heather DeJesus for suplying this tidbit.