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Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina and his wife were indicted today by a Harris County grand jury in connection with a fire that gutted their Spring home last summer, the judge's attorney said.

Medina is charged with evidence tampering, attorney Terry Yates said. His wife, Francisca Medina, is charged with arson, Yates said

But the Harris County (Houston) District Attorney -- a man with considerable legal problems of his own -- has indicated that he will dismiss the indictments tomorrow:

Both charges are expected to be dismissed Friday morning for insufficient evidence, Francisca Medina's attorney Dick DeGuerin said. DeGuerin said prosecutor Vic Wisner called him, told him about the indictments and said he planned to dismiss the charges.

"Mr. Wisner, who is an honorable man, has told me also that there's not sufficient evidence to support it and then therefore, he's going to dismiss the indictments tommorrow morning," DeGuerin said.

Yates confirmed that Wisner also told him that the indictments would be dismissed. Neither Wisner nor District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal returned calls for comment. ...

Rosenthal said in October that David Medina was not a suspect in the arson.

... which this evening led to the GJ assistant foreman screaming 'coverup':

"If this was a truck driver from Pasadena, he would already have been tried and convicted"

Jeffrey Dorrell served as the assistant foreman of the Harris County Grand Jury that indicted Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina and his wife earlier today.

In a just-completed interview with Quorum Report, a furious Dorrell accused District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal of a political cover-up for refusing to pursue the just-returned indictments.

And you thought Tom DeLay and Karl Rove were the extent of Texas Republican corruption.

Originally posted to PDiddie on Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 05:03 PM PST.

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