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Juvenile judge Moores on leave after riding accident

March 27, 2018

Marion Superior Judge Marilyn Moores has temporarily stepped down from her judicial duties after a horse riding accident left her with a broken leg.

The Indiana Supreme Court announced Monday that Moores will be temporarily unavailable to perform her duties as juvenile court judge. The judge told Indiana Lawyer that after a recent horseback riding accident, she sustained a broken leg requiring three surgeries. Moores has since been discharged from the hospital and is undergoing three months of rehabilitation.

In her place, the court appointed Magistrate Judge Gary K. Chavers as judge pro tempore in the Marion Superior Court, juvenile division, effective March 26. Chavers will serve as judge pro tempore until Moores determines she can resume her duties and until further order of the court.

Moores has publicly shared her love for animals, particularly horses, telling Indiana Lawyer in 2016 that she enjoys riding her horse to relieve the stress of her judicial work.

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