- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a former South Florida judge died of natural causes at his home.

The Sun Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1OgNs1W ) reports 69-year-old Lawrence “Chris” Roberts was found dead during a welfare check requested by relatives on Sept. 4.

The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office listed the cause of death as cardiovascular disease.

Roberts began his career as a probation officer before becoming a prosecutor and later a judge. Roberts was the youngest judge in the state when he was elected to the bench. The Sun Sentinel reports he forced to resign after a drunken driving incident involving a gun that led to a DUI conviction.

Roberts had most recently worked as a criminal defense attorney. Friend and fellow attorney David Bogenschutz says Roberts had taken on a lighter workload following heart surgery.



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Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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