Criminal Trial To Take Place At OCU Law School

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It took five years, but Oklahoma County District Judge Jerry D. Bass is set to preside over a criminal trial on the campus of his former law school.

After jury selection in the trial of a man accused of eluding a police officer and speeding, the proceedings will move Tuesday from Bass' courtroom downtown to the Homsey Family Moot Courtroom at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

“I'm so happy that we finally got this trial,” said Bass, a 1991 OCU law school graduate whose past attempts to bring a trial to OCU were derailed by logistical problems.

A couple of high-profile murder trials posed potential security risks. More recently, the defendant in a drug case headed to OCU entered a plea and avoided trial.

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