Superior Court Judge Trent Brown was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in August to replace Judge Lee Parrott, who resigned earlier in the year. Prior to his appointment to Superior Court, Brown served as a judge in Putnam County State Court.
The Oct. 15 hearing concerned Pamela Moss, who is charged with the murder of Henry County businessman William Douglas Coker.
The first issue of the hearing was about the defendant not wanting to be present for the proceeding. Moss’s attorney, Frank Hogue, presented the court with a waiver of his client’s appearance.
The case was scheduled to be tried in Jones County Superior Court this week, and the hearing was to address Hogue’s request for a continuance.
District Attorney Fred Bright objected to the waiver of Moss’s appearance, and Hogue argued that the waiver was properly executed.
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