Serious accusations are being made against the Galveston County judge who was indicted last week on criminal charges. Now Judge Chris Dupuy's ex-fiance' is testifying against him saying he was planning to kill his ex-wife and kidnap his kids. Tara Compton testified she's in fear for her life. She says not only was her former fiancé plotting to murder his ex-wife then skip town with the children, she testified saying Dupuy actually put a plan in place and started moving forward with carrying it out. "He did purchase a gun. He sent me a picture of the gun with a silencer on it. He went to Houston and bought silver bullion (bars). He had a box of a bunch of silver bars under his bed," Compton told the court. Compton says since you can't travel internationally with large amounts of money Dupuy bought the silver to cash in later.
According to today's testimony Dupuy shared similar plans with several women. The story Compton is telling on the witness stand sounds like something from a movie or from a madman, not words that would come from a judge. "He wishes he could kill her (his ex-wife) and walk up to the door with a ski mask on. He said he would have some low life do it and have an airtight alibi and no one would ever know", Compton testified.
Dupuy was plotting, according to Compton, to kidnap his two children and Compton's daughter and the five of them would move to New Zealand "in 21 months". She says Dupuy planned to tell his children their mother was killed in a car accident. Compton says Dupuy even told her that's why he didn't buy her an engagement ring so they could save as much money as possible for the move. Text messages supposedly between Compton and Dupuy were also shown in court. One message allegedly from Dupuy reads "I thought the plan was to get to NZ. Start fresh. Start new life. Save as much before then. 21 months. It's not a dream to me. NZ is going to happen".
Compton says Dupuy told her he knew where they could "get fake passports for $1,000" each. She also testified Dupuy said the plan was to stage a Christmas vacation "boating trip, sink the boat and flee to New Zealand". Dupuy's former fiance' also gave testimony saying he sent her a picture of a house in New Zealand where they would live and she says he was planning to open a small coffee or tourist shop there.
Another woman who says she met Judge Dupuy on match.com testified last week saying Dupuy told her he was planning to skip town with his two kids and live with them in Belize. Judge Dupuy was suspended from the bench last week after he was charged with felony retaliation, official oppression and misuse of office but this testimony is being given in an emergency custody hearing between Dupuy and his ex-wife Adrienne Viterna. The hearing was called after allegations surfaced that the judge was allegedly planning to kill Viterna and take the children. This hearing will continue Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
As for the criminal charges, Judge Dupuy is out of jail on a $19,000 bond.