Crime

Hearing postponed for Macon lawyer cited for contempt

A hearing set for Thursday, to determine the fate of a Macon lawyer cited for contempt, has been postponed.

No new date has been set.

Veronica Brinson was cited Sept. 26 on 10 counts of contempt. She is accused of violating a court order while representing Frank Reeves, a wheelchair-bound man accused of fatally shooting a woman in east Macon.

Although Brinson argued against being removed from the case, a public defender was appointed to replace her after a judge alleged her representation of Reeves was “ineffective.”

Reeves’ case is pending in Bibb County Superior Court.

If found guilty of contempt, Brinson could face a maximum penalty of $10,000 and 200 days in jail.

Judges in the Macon Judicial Circuit, which includes Bibb County, disqualified themselves from hearing the case.

John D. Allen, a senior Superior Court judge from the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, is the judge on the case.

Brinson’s lawyer, Franklin J. Hogue, was in Houston County Superior Court on Tuesday and Wednesday representing a Kathleen man accused of child molestation. The trial is expected to continue into Thursday.

Writer Becky Purser contributed to this report. Information from Telegraph archives was used in this story. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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