HOUSTON (AP) - The wife of Texas Supreme Court Justice David
Medina has pleaded not guilty to charges she burned down the
couple's suburban Houston home last summer.
Francisca Medina's attorney entered the plea during her
arraignment on Tuesday in a Houston courtroom. She was accompanied
by her husband.
It was her first court appearance since being indicted late last
month on three charges: felony arson, felony criminal mischief and
state jail felony criminal mischief.
Francisca Medina is free on bonds totaling $42,000.
Both Francisca and David Medina were originally indicted in
relation to the June 28 fire that damaged her home and two
neighboring houses in Spring. The fire caused about $900,000 in
damages. The indictments were dismissed and only Francisca Medina