- Judge charged with battery, faces legal ethics complaint after demanding hospital care for friend
Judge charged with battery, faces legal ethics complaint after demanding hospital care for friend
Posted Nov 5, 2013 5:30 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A West Virginia judge was criminally charged with misdemeanor battery Monday after an incident in which he is accused of shouting at a nurse and grabbing her arm while insisting that she care for a hospitalized friend in the Charleston area.
Kanawha County Family Court Judge D. Mark Snyder also faces a legal ethics complaint filed by the state supreme court on Tuesday with the Judicial Investigation Commission, according to the Associated Press, WOWK and WSAZ.
The judge did not immediately return a Tuesday message from the AP.