As reported in the Dallas Morning News, the arson case against the family of Texas Supreme Court justice David Medina just won’t go away. Here are excerpts from the latest story:
Six members of the grand jury that indicted a Texas Supreme Court justice and his wife over a house fire have filed a lawsuit so they can speak about evidence in the case.
By law, grand jury proceedings are secret.
But the grand jury members say they want to disclose details they heard to a new grand jury. They also want to defend themselves from accusations alleging they were a “runaway grand jury,” said Jeffrey Dorrell, an attorney who served as the group’s assistant foreman.
They were part of a grand jury that indicted Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina last month on a charge of tampering with a document; his wife, Francisca Medina, was indicted on an arson charge.
The charges are related to a June 28 fire that destroyed the Medinas’ house in the Houston suburb of Spring.
Hours after the indictment, Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal dismissed the charges, citing “insufficient evidence.”
Mr. Dorrell said he didn’t believe the district attorney’s office planned to properly investigate the case. Grand jurors had asked the prosecutor to bring them witnesses and evidence, but that never happened, Mr. Dorrell said.