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UPDATE: New Judge Assigned To Greg Kelley Case

Updated: Friday, August 29 2014, 03:51 PM CDT

UPDATE: Judge Michael McSpadden of Harris County has been assigned the Greg Kelley case. He will now determine if Kelley gets a new trial or not.

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The judge who presided over the trial of a Leander High School football player convicted of sexual assault of a child has removed himself from considering the motion for a new trial.

Last month through a sentencing deal, Greg Kelley received 25 years behind bars for molesting a young boy at an in-home daycare center he was staying at.

As part of the agreement, Kelley gave up his right to an appeal and must register as a sex offender.

Now, a new judge will move forward with granting or denying a new trial.

Supporters of Kelley contend everyone from Cedar Park Police, to the Williamson County District Attorney have handled this case wrong.

There have been questions about why Kelley would accept 25 years without a chance for appeal.  His family said if he accepted a 10 year deferred plea deal, he would be pleading guilty to the charge, on top of having to register as a sex offender.  They said he'd rather spend 25 years in prison, than admit to a crime he says he did not commit.

(Photo from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.)

UPDATE: New Judge Assigned To Greg Kelley Case


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