APNewsBreak: Venue Change Sought In Priest Slaying


Salon Staff
January 5, 2012 12:18AM (UTC)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lawyer for a man accused of killing a Catholic priest has filed a rare legal request to have the case presented to a grand jury from outside the area where the slaying happened.

Jeremy Wayne Manieri is accused of killing the Rev. Ed Everitt of Hammond, La., last July but hasn't been indicted.

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Manieri's attorney, Brian Alexander, filed a request Tuesday in Hancock County, Miss., Circuit Court for a change of venue for the grand jury. It's not uncommon for lawyers to ask to move a trial to another county, but it's rare to ask for a change of venue for a grand jury.

The motion says the area was saturated with news coverage and a campaign commercial for Attorney General Jim Hood, which called Manieri a cold-blooded killer.


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