MADISON COUNTY, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance has recommended to the Mississippi Supreme Court that Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger be suspended without pay.
Weisenberger was indicted last week on a charge of simple assault of a vulnerable person. He took himself off the bench last summer after the start of an investigation. A number of witnesses said he hit a mentally challenged black man and yelled a racial slur at him at the Canton Flea Market on May 8, 2014. Weisengerger, who says he is running for re-election, has said he didn’t do it and a trial is set for this summer.
If found guilty, votes won’t matter. He will, by state law, have to resign from office.