Recused District Attorney Files Charges Against Former Candidate's Son

By: Christian D. Chesson
LAKE CHARLES, La. - May 5, 2016 - PRLog -- Christian D. Chesson's son was arrested on May 4, in regards to an incident 10 days after his 18th birthday involving an older 20-year-old male at Chesson's son's former girlfriend's house. First Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Killingsworth is spearheading the prosecution charging Chesson's son with Felony Second Degree Battery. Judge Bradberry set Chesson's son's bond at $25,000 (later reduced to $2,500).

Killingsworth and Bradberry were the participants in last year's arrest of Chesson subsequently reversed and vacated by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, calling the hearing "unlawful", and a violation of Chesson's rights.

Interestingly, the CPDA previously recused himself in a similar but separate suspicious charge involving Chesson's son, of which the Louisiana Attorney General has since taken over, although have not moved forward with the prosecution of the misdemeanor charge at this point. This did not stop Killingsworth from accepting Felony Charges against Chesson's son.

The alleged victim later attempted to engage Chesson at his law practice office. Chesson was not comfortable speaking to the alleged victim so another Attorney met with him, where he believes the alleged victim attempted to extort $10,000 in exchange for manipulating statements made to investigators. The alleged victim also admitted to being the aggressor, intoxicated, and bragged that he would have beat Chesson's son, but because of his intoxication he fell, struck his lip and lost his libido.

Bradberry was previously recused in a prior custody hearing regarding Chesson's son, and recently informally recused himself from all District Court matters involving Chesson or any clients he represents. This did not stop the Bradberry from setting a $25,000 bond at the behest of 1st Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Killingsworth.

Christian D. Chesson


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