UPDATE: New judge appointed for Shawn Oakman trial


UPDATE: A new judge has been appointed in the trial of a former Baylor football player.

Mike Snipes was a judge of the Dallas County Criminal District Court #7 from 2007 to 2014, according to the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office.

Snipes has been appointed on the Shawn Oakman trial, and will convene court at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. How matters proceed in the trial at this time will be Snipes’s decision.   

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A new judge is needed for the sexual assault trial of Shawn Oakman.

19th District Court Judge Ralph Strother recused himself as jury selection was scheduled to start on Monday morning.

The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office says once a new judge is picked, jury selection will start back up.

Oakman is accused of assaulting a woman he met at a night club after asking her to go with him to his home in 2016.

In his arrest affidavit, police say Oakman admitted having sex with the woman – but thinking it was consensual.

For more information, you can view our previous story here.

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