When judge priest gets a $10 million settlement

The judge who tried to settle the wrongful death lawsuit of the judge who killed a 12-year-old boy is now getting $10.2 million.

Judge John G. Nardelli, who presided over the civil trial of Joseph Nardell, settled his suit against the county in February 2016 for $2.6 million.

He will get $3.8 million in the second year of the settlement.

He’s the second judge in Texas to get the settlement in that case.

Last year, former judge Richard D. Johnson settled his wrongful death suit against his ex-wife, the county, and the city of Fort Worth.

In the settlement, Johnson will get back $1.3 million, according to a court filing.

The former judge was found not liable by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for allegedly using a racial slur in a courtroom in January 2014.

In August, former Fort Worth district attorney Brian McSweeney settled a wrongful death claim brought by the mother of a 12 year-old who died in March 2016 after a child protective services investigator failed to properly conduct a drug test.

McSweeny will receive $2 million for each of the first two years of the $3 million settlement.

In October, former Judge Robert P. L. Smith of the Harris County District Court in Austin settled a lawsuit brought by former county judge Susan M. Kuehne, alleging she had improperly withheld evidence from him about the death of a child.

The Texas Judicial Council will also give Smith $3,000 for each year of that settlement.

Kuehnes case is scheduled for trial on March 12.