District judge removed from murder case

District judge removed from murder case
District Court Judge Mike Canaday has been recused from a 1998 homicide case. Dennis Jerome Bartie is accused of killing Rose Born. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - District Court Judge Mike Canaday has been recused from a 1998 homicide case.

Judge Clayton Davis presided over the hearing on a motion to recuse. Tuesday afternoon he recused Canaday from Dennis Bartie’s homicide case.

Bartie is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Rose Born, found stabbed to death in her doughnut shop in 1998.

Defense attorneys Todd Clemons and Adam Johnson argued Canaday abused his discretion by always siding with the prosecution.

In a motion to recuse, the defense listed rulings by Canaday that were overturned on appeal.

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