“Katie was abused by her boyfriend, and she or he was abused once more by the court docket system,” Plofchan stated.
Fisher, who earlier than his judicial appointment was the elected commonwealth’s legal professional in neighboring Fauquier County, declined remark by the court docket clerk’s workplace, citing judicial obligations to keep away from touch upon ongoing litigation.
However he has made clear he stands by his resolution. He canceled a listening to Thursday on motions to vacate his contempt discovering, saying the arguments that he ought to reverse himself have been with out benefit. He took notice of arguments that Orndoff shouldn’t be topic to punishment as a result of smoking marijuana is now authorized in Virginia, however he stated it’s irrelevant as a result of testifying in court docket whereas intoxicated is against the law, even when the intoxicant itself is authorized.
He said in a separate order that urine exams of Orndoff after she testified Sept. 7 discovered she had taken methamphetamine and marijuana.
Plofchan strongly disputed that the exams present his shopper was intoxicated, and recommended Fisher was cherry-picking preliminary findings and placing them out to the general public prematurely to attempt to bolster his credibility.
“There is no such thing as a proof of methamphetamines intoxication,” he stated.
Loudoun Commonwealth’s Legal professional Buta Biberaj stated Thursday that neither prosecutors nor police who noticed Orndoff when she testified Sept. 7 discovered her to be intoxicated. As a substitute, she was nervous about showing in court docket, and the end result of the trial.