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Former Judge Larry W. Baraka dead

Judge Larry W. Baraka
Judge Larry W. Baraka

Sources have confirmed reports of the death of Judge Larry W. Baraka, on Monday, after a lengthy illness.  Judge Baraka served as a Criminal District Court #2 Judge from 1985-1997.  A graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa; he received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. A proud, unapologetic Republican, Baraka was the first Black Dallas County prosecutor to represent Texas in felony cases and the first Black district judge elected in Dallas County.  He was 71.

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