Posted: Oct 2, 2012 1:07 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 6:54 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Aransas County Court at Law Judge William Adams could be back on the bench in a matter of weeks.
Adams has been on paid suspension since November 2011 when a videotape surfaced showing Adams beating his daughter Hillary with a belt.
Hillary Adams posted the video online. She had secretly recorded the 2004 beating which happened when she was 16.
The taped beating put Judge Adams in the international spotlight. He's been on paid suspension since the video went public.
In September the State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced the results of an investigation into the incident.
They gave Judge Adams a public warning which amounted to not much more than a reprimand.
Judge Adams remained on suspension and had 30 days to appeal or ask the Texas Supreme Court to lift the suspension.
Judge Adams has decided to waive his right to appeal clearing the way for him to return to the bench in about 2 weeks.
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