26 April 2012 update: Judge Reynard not immune in Prosecutorial Misconduct lawsuit; he is the one who allowed National City Bank to foreclose, in violation of RESPA. Quel coincidence, read it here.
U.S. District Court Judge Joe Billy McDade ruled that Charles Reynard and James Souk will remain as defendants in the federal lawsuit filed in 2010 alleging that the two former prosecutors conspired with several police officers to frame Beaman for the killing of Jennifer Lockmiller, his former girlfriend. The victim was found in 1993 in her apartment near Illinois State University, Normal. In his ruling released Monday, McDade accepted a recommendation from federal Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore that Souk and Reynard were immune from claims related to their work on the case after Beaman was arrested but may be held liable for the role they played during the months prior to his arrest. The prosecutors attended daily police meetings and were involved in investigative decisions.Goes to this Journal Entry.