The California State Bar is recommending a one-year suspension from practicing law for a Kern County Prosecutor accused of falsifying a confession in a child molestation case.
A panel that reviewed the allegations against Kern County Attorney Robert Alan Murray found he intentionally altered a transcript of a defendant’s interview with police to make it sound like the defendant had confessed to having sex with a young girl, according to state bar officials.
The panel cited two courts conclusions that Murray was trying to influence plea negotiations with the defendant’s lawyer.
The panel also rejected Murray’s claim that he was playing a prank. His actions led a judge to dismiss the case against the defendant.