Indicted Galveston County judge faces more troubles

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by Rucks Russell / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 11:40 PM

GALVESTON, Texas —Documents obtained by KHOU 11 News reveal more trouble for an embattled Galveston County Judge.

The 32-page document is a request for a protective order.

Adrienne Viterna’s emergency petition states that her former husband Christopher Dupuy planned to murder her and then flee from the country with their two small kids. 

The petition was filed on the same day a grand jury indicted the Galveston County judge on felony and misdemeanor charges that he abused his authority from the bench.

In addition to his ex-wife, a district judge has gone on record in an email to county officials, urging them to take action because Dupuy,  “could become violent and hurt or kill someone.”

Attorney Greg Hughes shares those concerns.  He’s part of a team of lawyers behind a petition seeking to remove Dupuy from his judgeship.

“He’s reaching the end of the line,” said Hughes.  “And I think he’s cornered now and I believe he is dangerous.”

Viterna’s request for the protective order has not yet been granted, but she made it because of an affidavit sworn to and signed by the judge’s former girlfriend.

The document has been sealed by the court, but attorney Hughes is familiar with its contents.

“He was intending to buy fake passports for $1,000 each,” said Hughes. “She says Mr. Dupuy went to the gun show in January and shortly after purchased a gun and a silencer. He talked about murdering his ex and possibly her ex.”

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has indefinitely suspended Dupuy.

A judge set an emergency hearing for Friday morning on the petition for the order of protection.

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