A 19th District judge has put off the Twin Peaks shooting trials until the new year, when the new McLennan County district attorney can come in and review the remaining biker cases.
After the pre-trial hearing for Defendant Tom Modesto Mendez last week, Judge Ralph Strother decided to postpone his trial.
District Attorney Abel Reyna hasn’t appeared at any pre-trial hearings ever since he lost the election last year.
District Attorney-Elect Barry Johnson says once he has been sworn-in, he plans on taking a hard look at each case.
“I don’t have any preconceived opinions about those cases – whether they’ll be tried or settled through a plea bargain, or even some dismissed. But we’re going to look at each one of them consistent with our oath to do justice,” Johnson says.
Johnson will take office this January.