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Former Oklahoma judge indicted

BY NOLAN CLAY Modified: April 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm •  Published: April 18, 2013
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The former judge involved in the Kelsey-Smith Briggs case was accused Thursday in three state indictments of embezzling from clients and stealing cattle.

Craig S. Key was the former Lincoln County associate district judge who lost re-election in 2006 after he was widely criticized for his handling of the abused girl's case.

Kelsey, 2, died on Oct. 11, 2005, at her Meeker home. She had suffered repeated injuries in the year before her death.

Key was criticized because he had returned Kelsey four months before her death to her mother even though the mother was suspected of abusing her.