A letter Judge Christopher Dupuy sent more than a year ago to Jason Murray urges the former Galveston County District Clerk to resign "with as much dignity and class that can be had." Dupuy's arrest last week on felony and misdemeanor charges follows Murray's in 2011. Both were swept into office during a 2010 Republican landslide.
Dupuy, who remains on suspension without pay from County Court No. 3 by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, was indicted on two felonies and six misdemeanors, accusing him of official oppression, retaliation and abuse of office.
Dupuy, in the letter sent to Murray's county email address in March of 2012, urges him to contact someone at the courthouse or within the party to help draft a proper resignation letter.
Dupuy, 41, cites Murray's recent arrests, rumors of murders, allegations of domestic abuse and absences from the courthouse.
Murray, 38, ultimately resigned in April 2012 and avoided jail time on an aggravated assault charge by pleading no contest to allegations he used a handgun to assault his wife in 2011.
Murray received eight years of deferred adjudication and was ordered to wear an ankle monitor for 30 months. He faces 20 years in prison if he violates the plea.
George Parnham, who represents Dupuy, says he believes his client will be vindicated and has no intention to resign.