Judge Who Sent Kilpatrick To Prison Wins New Term

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The judge who sent former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to prison has been re-elected to a six-year term. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner finished 10th in a field of 20 candidates. He and 18 other judges won election Tuesday.

Earlier this year, Groner sentenced Kilpatrick to at least 14 months in prison for violating probation in a criminal case. The state parole board will decide when the ex-mayor gets out after the minimum punishment is served.

Groner said he hopes voters believe he handled the case in a  “fair and impartial way.”

He was the judge in 2008 who accepted Kilpatrick’s guilty plea to obstruction of justice. Kilpatrick went to jail and quit the mayor’s office.

More election results here.
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