Judge denies D.A.’s motion in Katz case | SummitDaily.com

Judge denies D.A.’s motion in Katz case

GYPSUM – J.B. Katz will be allowed to obtain a special prosecutor in her domestic violence case.

Katz, a local attorney and Breckenridge Town Council member, was arrested last April after an altercation at her then-boyfriend’s house on Tiger Road.

The case was moved to Eagle County after Katz noted that there might be a conflict of interest because she works with local judges.

Last December, Eagle County Judge Fred Gannett granted a motion to appoint a special prosecutor after Katz said she believed the district attorney’s office is prejudiced against her.

District Attorney Mark Hurlbert submitted a motion asking Gannett to reconsider the request for a special prosecutor, but Gannett denied it Tuesday.

Hurlbert now plans to ask the District Court to consider overturning that denial.

That request will be heard in one of the four courts in the 5th Judicial District – in Eagle, Summit, Lake or Clear Creek County.

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