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‘But for a single question’

How a civil lawsuit inadvertently exposed ‘a fraud upon the court'

One word. Well into a scathing opinion that threw out the guilty plea of a man accused of abandoning his girlfriend's corpse, Jackson County Judge Edith Messina took a moment to marvel at how what she called a "fraud upon the trial court" almost remained hidden. "The facts of this case demonstrate that a single report - ...