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Judge Weisenburg Case Delayed in Going to Grand Jury

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MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - District Attorney Michael Guest confirmed that there will be a delay in the investigation concerning Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger.

Weisenberger is being investigated fallegedlyedy assaulting a patron a the Canton Flea Market in May. Evidence allegedly supporting that claim was not present as planned to the grand jury during the June meeting, which is causing a delay in the case.

Guest said the evidence could not be presented because the investigation is not complete. He said Canton Police are still awaiting records from Region 8 Mental Health Services, the facility where the victim was receiving treatment.

Flea market vendors say Weisenberger slapped the 20-year-old learning-disabled black man in the back of the head while using a racial slur. Guest said one of the essential elements of a potential charge is that he qualifies as a vulnerable adult. He says the records have been subpoenaed.

Meanwhile, Weisenberger will likely return to the bench this coming Monday when his rotation begins unless the Mississippi Judicial Review Commission, which is set to take up the issue at their monthly meeting Friday, decides against that.

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