McGraw’s Judge Hospitalized

The trial of country star Tim McGraw took a strange turn Thursday (May 17) when the judge hearing his case in Orchard Park, N.Y., suffered a heart attack, forcing the court to adjourn before the day’s proceedings got underway. Justice Edmund S. Brown had difficulty breathing and was rushed to Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital around 9:45 a.m. As of Thursday afternoon, Brown was in critical condition, a hospital spokesperson said. If doctors say Brown cannot continue to preside over the case, it will end in a mistrial because judges cannot be replaced once a trial begins. More.