A legal contretemps between a Superior Court judge and a district attorney—that prompted a mistrial in a vehicular homicide case and mutual allegations of alleged misconduct—has led both to step down from the criminal case. 

John Simpson, chief judge of the Superior Court of the Coweta Circuit, issued an order on Monday recusing himself from further involvement in the case against former Georgia state trooper Anthony “A.J.” Scott and asking that it be reassigned to another judge.

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