The adult son of a Johnson County judge allegedly shot a man in the head in Overland Park, prompting the court to call on a judge from an outside judicial district to oversee the case.
Isaac N. Vano, 24, is the son of Johnson County District Court Judge James F. Vano, who works in the court district that has jurisdiction over his son's alleged crimes. The younger Vano is charged in Johnson County with aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
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An outside judge, Robert Fairchild, will oversee the case, according to Johnson County Court Administrator Katherine Stocks.
Fairchild retired as a chief judge in Douglas County District Court in 2016, according to the Lawrence Journal-World.
"Senior Judge Robert Fairchild will be the presiding judge," Stocks wrote in a statement. "It is common practice to utilize a judge from outside a judicial district in litigation involving a district judge or his/her family."
Isaac Vano's first court appearance is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Division 17 courtroom. Judge Fairchild has ordered no cameras in the courtroom for the appearance.
Isaac Vano allegedly shot a man in the head May 15 in the 11700 block of Hardy Street. The victim is in critical condition.
He graduated from Blue Valley North High School and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 10 in Leawood. James Vano was an assistant scoutmaster for his son's troop.
James Vano graduated with a law degree in 1981 from Washburn University. He was appointed to the Johnson County District Court in 2002.
He lives in Overland Park.