The case of Judge Sharon Keller, presiding judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the late execution appeal isn't over.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that prosecutors have filed documents saying that the judge deserves to be reprimanded or removed from office for refusing to keep the clerk's office open late to allow an appeal in September 2007 from death row inmate Michael Richard.
The prosecutors filed papers with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which will decide Keller's fate. A special master has already ruled that Keller wasn't to blame for the failure of the last-minute appeal to be heard.
Keller's attorney has also filed objections in the case.
(Judge Keller photo by Eric Gay/AP)