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COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST CIRCUIT JUDGE DAVID MASON

Brenda Smith of north St. Louis has filed a complaint with Chief Justice of the Mo. Supreme Court Bill Price, Jr., alleging Judge Mason’s “failure to perform his official duties.”  She wrote, “Judge Mason constantly slept through the majority, if not all of, the trial in his court.  I witnessed this on two occasions when my son was on trial. . .”  Smith continued alleging that Mason “did not hear all of the arguments and did not hear any of the evidence presented.  Nor did he hear testimony from any of the witnesses called.”  She further reminded Judge Price that in 2010 the Bar Association of Greater St. Louis “recommended the exit of Judge Mason, whose composite score totaled 3.07 – the lowest score among any of the judges in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of St. Louis.

WHEE, THE PEOPLE

Brenda Smith, mother of Terrance Hendricks, alleges that the St. Louis circuit judge was asleep most of the time, when he heard the trial of Hendricks, who was sentenced to life for robbery, assault, burglary and three counts of armed criminal action in a 2009 botched-up burglary. . .Civil rights activist, former NAACP attorney and nonogenarian Frankie M. Freeman will be honored with the NAACP’s highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, during its convention July 28 in Los Angeles. Instituted in 1914, the award recognizes an African-American for “outstanding and noble achievement during preceding years.” Freeman has dedicated her life ‘s work to the civil rights movement. . .Carl Hente’s 14-acre Schmittel’s Nursery in Maryland Heights has beckoned Shonda Lucks as its landscape designer and exec assistant over that one and the nursery in Troy, Mo. Veep Scott Egelhoff, Lucks and Hente have begun gearing up for trucks-load of locally grown trees and shrubbery as well as booking entertainers for the late spring and summer. Mo. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel opened up 1,200 safe deposit boxes received from 100 banks after they have had no contact after five years with the owners. The unclaimed property is sold at auction after two years and proceeds are held indefinitely for owners. Most unclaimed property contains cash, stocks and bonds from abandoned accounts. . .To satisfy the long lines of hungry and patient customers at her Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe in U. City, owner Jill Segal is planning to bow evening hours. For now, she
greets customers at daily lunch and unparalleled brunch on Sundays. Her talented top toque? Dana Holland, former chef at Mirasol.


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