Judge denies attempt by defense to drop murder charges

Judge denies attempt by defense to drop murder charges

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- The trials for the four people charged with the murder of Vern Holbrook will go on. Judge Ruth Reukauf made that ruling Monday.

Defense attorneys were asking for a mistrial after Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty accused Reukauf of bias against his department in a letter to the court.