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Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A Burley man facing first degree murder charges has been assigned a new judge.
30 year old Jose Antonio Lara is accused of strangling his 25 year old wife Joann Lara a year ago in January. Lara was ordered to undergo mental evaluation.
Judge Rick Bollar disqualified himself. The case has now been assigned to Magistrate Judge Mick Hodges. As a result, Lara's next court appearance hasn't been scheduled yet.
May 21, 2013.