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Houston judge jailed for allegedly shooting at her husband’s girlfriend

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A judge in Houston could face jail time for allegedly shooting at her husband’s lover. The incident occurred on Aug. 11, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas, who served as a Harris County civil judge, confronted a woman at her home. The two got into an argument before things turned violent. Smoots-Thomas allegedly pulled out a gun and fired shots at the woman who was not shot during the incident.

An attorney who represents the woman reportedly said the victim had a relationship with Smoots-Thomas’ husband.

Smoots-Thomas was previously suspended from her role as a civil judge after prosecutors alleged that she used $25,000 of campaign funds to buy a luxury handbag, a $700 ring, pay her children’s school tuition, and pay her mortgage.

She has pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges.

In the case that involves her pulling a gun on her husband’s lover, Smoots-Thomas has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

 

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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