911 tapes released in judge’s death

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Family and friends are learning a little more about the death of a downstate Circuit Court Judge.  Ambulance 02

The 9-1-1 tapes relating to the death of Saint Clair County Judge Joe Christ have been released.  Christ died of cocaine intoxication on March 20th.

The tapes record twenty minutes of a conversation between Christ’s friend — former Judge Michael Cook — and the dispatcher — while ambulance technicians tried to reach his rural hunting cabin.

Cook is under investigation for heroin possession and weapons charges.  He’s free on bond and being treated at a Minnesota rehabilitation facility.


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