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Warrant against Weaver dismissed

Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver had been charged with aggravated assault for an incident with his wife.

— ALBANY — Crisp County District Attorney Denise Fachini on Tuesday dismissed an aggravated assault warrant against suspended Albany Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver in exchange for an agreement that Weaver seek marriage and anger management counseling, court documents show.

Weaver was charged with aggravated assault after an incident in May involving his wife, Vester Weaver. Police said contend he assaulted her by striking her in the head with a beer bottle.

In the days following the initial complaint, Vester Weaver held a news conference in which she recanted any statement she may have made to police the night of the incident. She said her husband never struck her and asked prosecutors to drop the case.

According to court documents, Willie Weaver must attend marriage counseling and anger management courses for six months as a condition of Fachini’s agreement to drop the warrant.

Weaver was suspended by the city of Albany following his arrest on May 27.

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards recused himself from prosecuting Weaver to avoid the appearance of impropriety. The judges of the Dougherty Judicial Circuit also declined to handle the case, resulting in Judge J. Richard Porter presiding over it.

Attempts to reach Weaver and his attorney, Johnnie Graham, late Tuesday afternoon were unsuccessful.

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 6 months ago

So does this mean he really hit Vester?

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Somebody 2 years, 6 months ago

Basically a slap on the wrist!

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VietVet1 2 years, 6 months ago

Oh hum - another day in this fine city. So, when does he return to work "judging" people?

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waltspecht 2 years, 6 months ago

I wonder if the same deal would have been extended to an average citizen? Now we have to ask is an individual in anger management class and Marriage counceling really fit to be a Judge of others?

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Momof3 2 years, 6 months ago

Sooooooooooooo does Vesta get charged with making a false statement at the hospital that night?

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rock 2 years, 6 months ago

WEAVER WALKS, JOHNSON GETS A STAY, ANGELA SIZEMORE IS STILL DEAD. ALBANY JUSTICE. I GUESS HITTING YOUR WIFE WITH A BEER BOTTLE, THEN HAVING HER MAKE A FALSE ACCUSATION IS OKAY IF YOU ARE A PLAYER IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF ALBANY.

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Citizen_A 2 years, 6 months ago

Let's hope that his suspension is upheld.... at least until he's finished his counseling. But, I won't hold my breath.

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njackson0605 2 years, 6 months ago

why don't you people get a life and leave willie weaver alone.

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njackson0605 2 years, 6 months ago

why don't you people leave willie weaver alone and GET A LIFE.

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