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Judge Denies Steele Venue Change

A federal judge in Idaho has denied a request by defense lawyers to move a murder-for-hire trial to Wyoming. While Edgar Steele’s case has received media attention, lawyers Robert McAllister and Gary Amendola have not shown that the area is “saturated” with prejudicial publicity about the alleged crimes, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled today. If the court decides during voir dire that finding an impartial jury in North Idaho is impossible, the trial will be moved to Pocatello or Boise, Winmill said/Meghann Cuniff, SR. More here.

Question: Could you serve as an impartial juror in Steele murder-for-hire case?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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