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Ex-Judge Attacked in Law Office and Severely Injured

Posted Aug 8, 2011 10:41 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Police are seeking the assailant or assailants who reportedly battered a former New Mexico judge in his law office on Friday.

Thomas Fitch, who practices in Socorro with his wife at Fitch & Tasch Law Office, was severely injured, according to the Albuquerque Journal (sub. req.) and KOAT.

KRQE says nearby individuals went to investigate after hearing a loud noise at Fitch's office around 7 p.m. He was taken to the hospital around 7:30 p.m.

Socorro police turned the investigation over to state police, reports KOB.

Fitch was formerly the chief district court judge in Socorro. He is in his late 60s.

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