Death penalty trial expected to begin next month

...any significant discovery, District Attorney Ashley Wright complained to a judge Thursday.It's not fair, Judge J. David Roper agreed, but the rule in death penalty cases is that discovery doesn't have to be provided until 10 days before trial.The...

Bonman sentenced to life plus five years in shooting, beating death of unarmed man

...Bonman rejected a plea offer in favor of taking his chances with a jury. After the verdict was announced, Judge J. David Roper sentenced Bonman to life in prison plus five years.Bonman told sheriff investigators that he was one of the men who chased...

Most important vote Nov. 7 is for David Roper for judge

...they had a factory for judges, David Roper just might be the prototype. He's...four-man race for Superior Court judge, Roper clearly stands out. We cannot urge you strongly enough to vote for David Roper for judge on Nov. 7. It's the most...

Roper dies of injuries from truck race crash

...FORT WORTH, Texas -- Trucks series driver Tony Roper died Saturday, hours after a fiery crash in a...Hospital. LaNoue said the injury Friday night left Roper without any brain function. Roper was unconscious and unresponsive when he was pulled...

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Roper tries on robe

J. David Roper, 60, took the oath of office Tuesday...the manifestation of gentle humor, Judge Roper slipped into a black robe and accepted a new Bible and gavel. "It fits," Judge Roper said of the robe. His former law partners...

Roper takes post

J. David Roper won Tuesday's runoff election to become...Columbia and Burke counties picked Mr. Roper to replace retiring Chief Judge William...Judicial Circuit Superior Court bench. Mr. Roper held a huge lead over Mr. Williams in...

Vote for Roper is vote for justice

...on the bench. I urge you to elect David Roper for Superior Court judge because he has...and International Rotary Board member, Roper has demonstrated his commitment to service...our own community and around the world. Roper has invested time and money to local and...

David Roper is ideal for open judgeship

...me. I'm going to be supporting David Roper. David has vast legal experience from...values. We need someone such as David Roper, who is a man of conservative values...fairness. Please join me in voting for David Roper for Superior Court judge. Frank Spears...

David Roper has admirable qualities to be judge

I have known and worked with David Roper throughout his 33-year legal career...to proceed in various situations. David Roper has had more than adequate training and...On Dec. 5, I urge you to elect David Roper Superior Court judge. Douglas D. Batchelor...

Roper is the embodiment of honesty

The true choice for Superior Court judge is J. David Roper. Warren Johnston had the nerve to write about his partner...my hat to The Chronicle, and to a wonderful man, J. David Roper, who is very honest and compassionate. Claudette Susi, Grovetown