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Judge’s in-court comments were not basis for recusal (access required)

Where the judge’s comments about the defendant were in direct response to the defendant’s conduct, they did not reflect a wrongful or inappropriate prejudice. Background Walter Graves is charged in a one-count indictment with a bank robbery that occurred on May 13, 2015, in Petersburg. On April 22, 2019, the court heard argument on Graves’ motion for new ...