LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County judge has recused herself from a case involving former University of Louisville basketball standout Jason Osborne Friday.
Inside her Hall of Justice courtroom, Judge Michele Stengel called both the prosecution and defense to the bench for a sidebar conversation. Moments later, Stengel recused herself from the case.
WAVE 3 News has learned from defense attorney Derwin Webb, Stengel's recusal comes after an admission to both attorneys that she had discussed the case with others before knowing she would oversee it.
The case stems from an April altercation between Osborne and Fourth Street Live security said to have occurred after personnel kicked Osborne out of a bar. Osborne's defense entered a not guilty plea to consequent charges of disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, resisting arrest and menacing. Webb maintained his client had been unfairly targeted by security because of his ethnicity.