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October 23, 2012

County hires new death investigator

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WEATHERFORD —

The court, which voted 4-1, with Commissioner George Conley voting against for “personal reasons,” appeared reluctant to go forward with the decision, judging from a long pause between Riley’s motion to fire Banks and Commissioner Craig Peacock’s second.

Banks has confessed to making “one small mistake,” but said the dismissal was “definitely not justified.” She blamed Tarrant County Chief Forensic Death Investigator Michael Floyd for her termination and said she planned to obtain counsel.

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