Judge Recuses Self in Murray State Case

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The judge overseeing the case against a Murray State basketball player who pleaded guilty to hitting a couple with his car has recused himself.

The Paducah Sun reports that Murray State player Zaveral "Zay" Jackson was supposed to be sentenced on Monday, but instead Calloway Circuit Judge Dennis Foust continued the hearing until next month so that a special judge could be appointed.

Jackson entered a plea this month to two counts of wanton endangerment.

Foust said he decided to recuse himself after a member of the media questioned him on whether he has a bias in the case. He says he does not, but he wanted to remove any appearance of bias and did not want questions raised about his involvement in the proceedings.

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