New Hampshire News Articles

DONALD SPINNER, JR. - NEW HAMPSHIRE - December 31, 2005 - Judge dosed at trial.  A special panel of the Judicial Conduct Committee will meet next week to consider a complaint filed against Rockingham Superior Court Judge Patricia Coffey alleging that Coffey dozed through portions of a sexual assault trial in June before sentencing the defendant to 23 to 46 years in prison. Dover resident Melissa Spinner filed the complaint Oct. 5, less than a week after Coffey sentenced her husband, Donald Spinner Jr., to prison after a jury found Spinner guilty of six counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts of felonious sexual assault.

Complaint: Judge dozed at trial - Dec. 31, 2005