PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County circuit judges have asked that a special judge be appointed to hear the perjury case pending against former Jackson County sheriff's Lt. Ken McClenic.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1dDrrnv ) McClenic testified before a grand jury that resulted in former Sheriff Mike Byrd being indicted.
McClenic said Byrd ordered him to sign an affidavit for the arrest of Robert McKee on a charge of murder though McClenic told the grand jury he did not believe McKee had committed the crime.
In September, during a hearing challenging McClenic's credibility as a witness, McClenic backed off his testimony, saying he had "refreshed" his memory about what had occurred.
After McClenic changed his testimony, a judge ordered all of McClenic's grand jury testimony turned over to the Attorney General's Office.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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