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Former Madison County judge sentenced

Jackson, Miss.- A former Madison County Judge was sentenced Wednesday for simple
assault, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Former Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger, 58, of Madison,
appeared before Senior Status Judge L. Breland Hilburn in Madison County
Circuit Court and plead guilty to misdemeanor simple assault.

Weisenberger was accused of striking an individual in the head in an incident at the
Canton Flea Market in 2014.

Judge Hilburn sentenced Weisenberger to serve six months in the custody of
the Madison County Jail, with six months suspended, followed by three months
of supervised probation and three months of unsupervised probation.

Additionally, Weisenberger was ordered to pay a $500 fine, $500 to the Crime
Victims Fund and serve 100 hours of community service at Our Daily Bread in
Canton. He agreed to never seek public office or work in law enforcement
again.

“Today’s sentence represents the final chapter in a very unfortunate and
unusual case,” Attorney General Hood said.  “I want to thank Judge Hilburn’s
sentence and his order to the defendant to serve community service hours.
We also sincerely appreciated working with the victim and his family in
their pursuit of justice.”

The case was investigated by Perry Tate and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney
General Stan Alexander of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division,
following recusal by the Madison County District Attorney’s Office.

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