Judge who keyed neighbor's SUV pleads guilty

HOUSTON Judge Woody Densen pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor of criminal mischief on Thursday. He was fined $1,500 and must pay restitution to the neighbor for the damage to his vehicle, and must pay the insurance company.

Last June, Judge Densen was indicted on a felony criminal mischief charge after his neighbor claimed the judge deliberately scratched the back of his SUV. He caught the whole thing on surveillance video, showing Densen walking then pausing behind his neighbor's car, not once, but twice in May.

Judge Densen used to be a visiting judge in Harris County and is now retired.

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