Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

DA STATEMENT REGARDING ORDER OF RECUSAL

A STATEMENT REGARDING ORDER OF RECUSAL

 

State vs. Robert Olsen

“Late this afternoon, the Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney received notice of an Order of Recusal from Judge J.P. Boulee in the matter of State vs. Robert Olsen. The Order provided no specific basis for recusal.

 We have spoken with the victim's family notifying them of this development. They are understandably devastated. And while we, too, are dismayed by this action, we are not deterred. We plan to file a motion seeking a hearing detailing the specific reasoning for this recusal and clarification as to whether such recusal extends to ALL cases assigned to this Judge.

 In the interim, once the case has been reassigned to a different Judge, we will ask that it be immediately set for trial on its previously scheduled date of February 25, 2019.

The State stands ready to proceed in the interest of justice for this family who has waited four long years for their day in Court.”

 

Sherry Boston
District Attorney
Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit