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Louisville Officer Charged in the Breonna Taylor Case Wants Trial Venue Moved to Another County

The attorney representing the former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer charged in the Breonna Taylor case wants to move the trial to another county.

Stew Mathews, a Cincinnati lawyer representing Brett Hankison, said he plans to file a motion with Jefferson Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith within the next two weeks.

As of now, the trial is set for Aug. 31 in Jefferson County.

Mathews said Thursday he is seeking a change because of the negative attention the case has received.

State law allows jury trials to be moved “if it appears that the defendant or the state cannot have a fair trial in the county where the prosecution is pending,” according to the Courier-Journal, the local newspaper.

Read the source article at NBC News

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