Judge Thomas M. Goethals during a 2014 case. (Ken Steinhardt / Staff Photographer)
By Sean Emery / Staff Writer
Aug. 17, 2016 – Updated 10:08 p.m.
SANTA ANA – An Orange County judge offered to remove himself from a murder trial Wednesday, only to learn that attorneys on both sides want him to stay on a case that involves allegations of prosecutors falsifying evidence.