The Zay Jackson case has taken yet another twist. And it’s odd, given it’s timing.
WPSD Local 6 is reporting that the judge in the case, Calloway County Chief Circuit Judge Dennis Foust, has recused himself from Jackson’s case.
Today. The day Jackson’s sentence was supposed to become official.
Judge Foust made the announcement, saying he wants everyone to have “confidence in the court system.”
A chief regional judge will now preside over the case, which will resume November 13.
Last week, Judge Foust had asked for a meeting with the Commonwealth Attorney, signaling concerns about the anger management program for Jackson. But there was no indication of a possible change in jail time, or a change in judge.
With a plea deal in place, and Jackson already serving his 30 days on weekends, I would be surprised if anything changed under a new judge.
Except we now don’t know for sure for another 3 weeks.