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FAMILY JUDGE CHARGED
Special prosecutor to handle battery case against Kanawha County family court judge
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:34 AM EDT
A special prosecutor has been appointed to handle the battery case against a Kanawha County family court judge.
Family Court Judge Mark Snyder is accused of grabbing a nurse's arm and yelling at her while visiting a friend at a Charleston hospital.
Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants' office recused itself from the case. Snyder's lawyer, Jim Cagle, also is representing Plants, who faces misdemeanor charges in a separate domestic case.
Snyder has served as a family court judge since 2000.