Texas Gov. Perry's team will ask judge to end case

Updated: Friday, August 22 2014, 12:29 PM MDT
Texas Gov. Perry

By: PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he will file a motion seeking to stop the criminal case against the possible 2016 presidential candidate.

Austin attorney David Botsford said Friday that Perry's defense team will attack the constitutionality of the prosecution and two felony indictments that accuse the governor of abusing his power. A Republican judge presiding over the case gave Botsford a week to file the motion.

The special prosecutor in the case, Michael McCrum, says he remains confident in the charges.

Perry is accused of leveraging his veto power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney whose office oversees the state's Public Integrity Unit. Perry cut off state funds to the unit when Rosemary Lehmberg refused to resign following a drunken driving arrest.

Texas Gov. Perry's team will ask judge to end case
comments powered by Disqus

El Paso Times Headlines

Indiana serial killer suspect had been at Fort Bliss
A suspected serial killer from Indiana had been at Fort Bliss in the early 1990s, according to news reports.
Early voting numbers for El Paso County spur conflicting interpretations
AUSTIN >> Two days into early voting, El Paso County turnout statistics are low — continuing a trend of weak participation in nonpresidential elections. Through Tuesday, 2 percent of the county's registered voters had cast ballots in heavily Democratic El Paso County. That's barely an improvement over 2010, which is widely regarded as a disastrous election for Democrats.
North America treated to partial solar eclipse today
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.
Traffic Update: Accident at Cesar Chavez Border Highway and Midway
8:10 a.m.: Accidents reported at Cesar Chavez Border Highway/Midway on ramp and Patriot Freeway/Spur 601 exit ramp.
UTEP soccer: Senior goalkeeper Sarah Dilling a hidden gem
And Kevin Cross found a gem ... a gem that gave UTEP soccer a chance for greatness.
Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.
Protest at UTEP draws attention to missing Mexican students
One by one, the names of the 43 Mexican students who went missing last month were called out. "Presente," a group of University of Texas at El Paso students shouted after each name was called during a protest at the campus Wednesday. They then hung a picture of the missing students at the university's Leech Grove park.
›› Photos: UTEP protest draws attetion to missing Mexican students
El Paso woman killed described as loving, caring person
A motive remains unknown for a rampage in which a woman was killed and an El Paso police officer was shot and wounded after stopping a motorist.
KFOX weather: Sunny, dry and warmer
Thursday: Sunny, dry and warmer. El Paso 79/55. Las Cruces 78/50. North winds to 5 mph.
Fred Carr on NCAA Hall of Fame ballot
UTEP took a step closer toward getting its first College Football Hall of Famer when linebacker Fred Carr, the Miners' highest-ever draft pick when he was taken fifth overall by Green Bay in 1968,
El Paso couple pleads guilty to running sex ring
An East El Paso couple pleaded guilty to running a prostitution ring that brought women from Juárez to El Paso, the U.
El Paso poet's words grasped essence of "Chicanismo"
Juan A. Contreras, an El Paso educator, Chicano poet and writer well known in literary circles throughout the Southwest, has died.
El Paso theater company KIDS-N-CO. struggles with finances, seeks community help
KIDS-N-CO., El Paso's nonprofit theater company for kids from five to 18, can't pay its rent and needs help. Stella Gutierrez, board president, said the nonprofit is struggling to pay the remainder of October's rent, about $2,200, and that its funds to pay rent in November and December are not looking promising either.
Firefighters recover two bodies at Lower Valley water treatment plant
The bodies of two men were recovered from a Lower Valley water treatment plant after a report of two workers trapped inside the facility Wednesday, officials said.
UTEP receives NIH grant for scholarships, partnership
The University of Texas at El Paso received a five-year, $22.6-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to train future scientists and engineers from underrepresented populations.
advertisement
KFOX14 El Paso - Links Mentioned Get the latest web resources mentioned on KFOX14 News!
advertisement