Change of Venue Denied for Randy Taylor Murder Trial
Taylor's attorney said the tight community and negative publicity from the media has harmed Taylor’s chances of getting a fair trial in Nelson - but the judge didn't agree. For now, Taylor's murder trial will take place in Nelson.
Taylor was very attentive in court as the judge commented about the gag order he recently put in place and how it has reduced the level of media coverage.
The judge did say, if a day or two before the trial an inflammatory article came out, he would have to reconsider the motion. The judge also said if it took too long to select a jury, he would consider moving the trial to a different county.
The trial slated to begin May 1.