Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Horne Enters No Contest Plea

Tom-HorneArizona Attorney General Tom Horne's no contest plea in a misdemeanor hit and run case came without warning, even for the court. 

The city prosecutor says Horne's lawyer called him Wednesday afternoon and asked if Horne could appear and enter a plea.

Retired Arizona State University political science professor Bruce Merrill says the timing of Horne's plea was politically astute.  Horne's spokeswoman says it was coincidence.

Horne had been fighting the case tooth and nail for months, deposing FBI agents who witnessed the incident and seeking a dismissal on constitutional grounds.

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