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Judge Will Remain On Mook Case

Shelly Mook

According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, a judge has refused to remove himself from a custody dispute involving the ex-husband of a missing Harris Middle School teacher who was ordered to stay away from his child.
Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell has not announced a new date for a hearing in the matter, which will have to wait until Tyler Mook has exhausted the appeals process to have Russell recuse himself from the case.
Mook is the ex-husband of Shelly Mook, who disappeared in early 2011.
Authorities have said that Tyler is considered a “person of interest” in the disappearance.
Earlier this month, a temporary restraining order was signed against Mook by Russell. The order prevents Tyler Mook and his parents from having any contact with the child, who has been the focus of a custody dispute since Shelly vanished.