The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the state public defender’s office was overseeing the review of all 2,707 cases before Scioto County Common Pleas Court Judge William T. Marshall, 62, which involved prison time or other court supervision. At least 1,200 of those cases reportedly were heard since Marshall was first hospitalized for alcoholism in 2013.
As the Enquirer reported, Marshall’s family filed guardianship papers in February that sought control of his personal and financial affairs. They argued that Marshall “reportedly has had many occasions where he either failed to appear for work as a common pleas judge or showed up to work while under the influence” and claimed that without a guardian, the judge would “want to return to drinking and continue his self-inflicted death sentence.”
Messages from Fox News seeking comment from Marshall or his attorney were not returned.
Court documents indicated that Marshall has been hospitalized at least three times since 2013 and was ordered to rehab as part of his sentence for driving under the influence following a car crash. more