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By Tim Leeds 

Judge denies request to overturn contempt on former Hill County Attorney

 

September 13, 2018

Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson

A state District judge took little time in denying a former Hill County attorney's request to overturn three contempt of court convictions, at the same time she was paying fines and entering her sentence on six days of house arrest.

Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson last Thursday requested state District Judge Dan Boucher to overturn the criminal contempt of court findings made by Hill County Justice of the Peace Audrey Barger Aug. 7 for Cole-Hodgkinson's failing to appear or find counsel that could represent the state in three cases in June.

Tuesday, Boucher ruled against Cole-Hodgkinson.

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