Judge dismisses Enid attorney's sealed perjury case

A judge Monday dismissed a perjury case against Enid attorney Eric Edwards. The case attracted media attention after another judge sealed it from public view.
by Nolan Clay Published: July 17, 2012
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A judge Monday dismissed a perjury charge against an Enid attorney.

The felony case against attorney Eric Nathan Edwards had attracted widespread attention after another judge sealed it from public view.

Edwards, 44, was accused in the perjury charge of threatening another attorney during a divorce hearing in February and of later lying about what he said.

Edwards represented the wife in the divorce proceedings in Majors County District Court.

The case ended up with a new judge and a new prosecutor in part because of the controversy.

Grady County District Judge Richard Van Dyck dismissed the charge Monday at the request of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater.

Prater reported to the judge that he found no merit to prosecuting the charge.

He reported he made the decision after reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding it. He said a dismissal was in the best interest of justice.

Edwards' attorney, Stephen Jones, said, “The dismissal ... vindicates my client against whom this meritless and oppressive action was directed.”

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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