The chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court has assigned a judge to preside over the case of a suspended judge who is charged in his son's death.
The Sentinel-Record reports that retired Circuit Judge John Langston will preside over Division 2 Circuit Judge Wade Naramore's trial.
Naramore was arrested Feb. 11 in connection with the July 2015 death of his 18-month-old son, Thomas. He is charged with negligent homicide. Arrest records say Naramore forgot to drop off his son at day care and left him in the back seat of a hot car for about five hours. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Naramore faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine if convicted. Arkansas' judicial discipline and disability commission suspended him with pay last week.