Judge in Milosevic war crimes trial quits
By Vesna Peric Zimonjic in Belgrade and Stephen Castle
23 February 2004
The judge who has presided for two years over the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav president, stepped down yesterday 'on health grounds', days before the hearing was to finish.
The eventual verdict will be delivered by the panel of judges, rather than by a jury, so yesterday's decision by Richard May to resign is a significant blow to the credibility of the proceedings.