Judge who saw escape of Florida murder suspect stays on case

A Florida judge who watched the escape of a murder suspect from his courtroom says he intends to stay on the case even though he might be on a defense witness list.

Broward Circuit Judge Raag Singhal said Thursday he will not step aside from the cases stemming from the July 15 escape of murder suspect Dayonte Resiles. Eight people are charged with helping Resiles get away and one of their attorneys says Singhal is a likely witness.

The Sun Sentinel reports that prosecutors have not called for Singhal to step aside.

Resiles and was on the lam nearly a week before his capture at a West Palm Beach motel. He is charged in the stabbing death of a woman whose family founded the Halliburton oil services company.