‘Person of Interest’ Held in Connection With Attack on Judge

In Texas, an individual described by law enforcement authorities as a person of interest in an attack on a judge at her home was charged with murder in a separate, unrelated crime, the Austin American-Statesman said.

Travis County Judge Julie Kocurek was shot at and left for dead in the driveway of her home on Friday night (see Gavel Grab). She survived and was being treated at a hospital.

In related coverage, KVUE.com reported, “Judicial community devastated by judge’s shooting.” The attack was causing some to consider the security of judges elsewhere. “Security for Brazos County judges doesn’t extend beyond the courthouse,” said a KAGS News headline.