Bombing judge released from hospital

Sunday, September 23rd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

DENVER (AP) _ U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch was released Saturday from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center following a weeklong recovery from a liver transplant.

Matsch, who oversaw the Oklahoma City bombing trials in Denver, had the five-hour operation Sept. 16.

Matsch, 71, had primary sclerosing cholangitis, an inflammatory condition that restricts bile ducts, causing a buildup of fluid that can lead to infections.

He was hospitalized twice last month with infections caused by the progressive liver disease.

He was placed on a transplant waiting list last year.