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Charlottesville Court Hears Motions in Daniel Borden Assault Case

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A Charlottesville judge heard pretrial motions Thursday in the case against one of the men accused of attacking DeAndre Harris last summer.

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Patrick Borden is facing one count of felonious assault in connection to the beating of Harris inside the Market Street Parking Garage on August 12, 2017. Jacob Scott Goodwin, Tyler Watkins Davis, and Alex Michael Ramos are all also accused of taking part in that assault.

Attorneys began arguing their positions to Judge Richard Moore in Charlottesville Circuit Court around 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 29.

Defense attorney Mike Hallahan is requesting a change of venue, because he believes a Charlottesville jury would be biased. The attorney also requested bond be set for Borden. Judge Moore said he would take the bond and venue requests under advisement, meaning he could make a decision during the jury trial.

During Thursday's hearing, Hallahan called Borden's father and Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy to testify. Rick Borden told the court that traveling to Charlottesville from Ohio has been difficult for the family, and believes his son should be allowed home.

Borden has been held at Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail since late August. A two-day jury trial is currently scheduled to get underway on June 5.