Judge Amber Wolf had issued a no-contact order between James Roeder and his wife Ashley, who are co-defendants in a Jefferson County burglary case. But she made a special exception to the order after Ashley Roeder gave birth as the case against the couple was still pending.
When both husband and wife were scheduled for back-to-back hearings, Wolf asked Ashley Roeder if she would allow her husband to come into the courtroom to meet the infant, who was with her.
“She called my attorney up to the bench and whispered something to him, and he came to me and said, would you have any objections to James seeing his son, and I said absolutely not,” Ashley Roeder told WLKY.
In courtroom video, Wolf said: “I’m making a temporary exception right now, in front of me, on the record, so you can meet this baby. This is your son.”