Judge Melody Wilkinson released the recusal Thursday night but didn't give a reason.
But a repoter from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram named Bud Kennedy thinks he might know why.
Thursday Kennedy sent a message on Twitter saying;
A @JPS_Health general counsel is treasurer for Judge Wilkinson, who recused herself in the Muñoz case http://22.214.171.124/public/600028.pdf
If that is proven to be true it could very easily be seen as a conflict of interest for Wilkinson.
See the original story below to understand more about the ongoing fight.
Texas has a law requiring that pregnant women not be removed from “life sustaining treatment.”
That means Marlise Munoz, who was 14 weeks pregnant when her parents say the hospital declared her brain dead, can’t be removed from life support.
The hospital has not confirmed that diagnosis publicly.
The family says they were told both Marlise and the fetus may have gone up to an hour without breathing after she suffered a pulmonary embolism while checking on the couples 15 month old in the middle of the night.
Erick and Marlise Munoz were both paramedics, Erick told The Dallas Morning News that Marlise made it clear she never wanted to be kept alive that way.
"It's not a matter of pro-choice and pro-life," her mother told The New York Times. "It's about a matter of our daughter’s wishes not being honored by the state of Texas."
Erick says he can’t get the hospital to tell him what they plan to do with the baby.
WFAA reports the fetus is 20 weeks along with a decision on how to handle it coming at 24 weeks.
Reports also say the final plan will be greatly impacted by the expected health of the unborn child.
But some claim there may be wiggle room.
The law says "life-sustaining treatment" has to be provided to a pregnant patient.
That wording assumes the patient is still alive but a doctor argues if Marlise is brain dead “the Texas Legislature can’t require doctors to do the impossible and try to treat someone who's dead."