For Immediate Release - May 25, 2016

Statement from Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey on Review of Jorge Zambrano Criminal History

The judges who decided Jorge Zambrano's cases are highly competent  judges with a combined nearly 50 years of judicial experience. In response to these tragic circumstances, a preliminary review of their court decisions indicates that no law, court rule or court procedure was violated. The Trial Court is conducting a full and thorough examination of all of Jorge Zambrano’s interfaces with the court system, including the Probation Service. The materials being collected and reviewed include all court and probation files, records, and hearing tapes dating back to Jorge Zambrano’s first involvement with the court system. There are many years of material to be reviewed, and the review is a major priority for the Trial Court. The Trial Court will issue a report when this examination is complete. The Trial Court has a goal of completing the report in mid-June and issuing public information as a result of the examination.