18th Judicial District Court judge set to retire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An 18th Judicial District Court judge is retiring.

Judge James Best says his last day will be May 15. Judge Best was the subject of a 9News Investigators report that found suspicious connections between Best and convicted sex offender, Antonio Garcia. Best apologized to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana.

The special election to replace Best is set for later this year, with the primary on October 14 and the general election schedule for November 18.

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