Graeme Zielinski - Express-News
Salazar's lawyers argued that the “inflammatory” tone of news coverage here had made it impossible for him to get a fair trial.
Salazar, in custody since his arrest in 2007, was charged along with his former girlfriend, Valerie Lopez, 21, in the killings of Lopez's children, 14-month-old Sariyah Garcia and 4-month-old Sebastian Lopez. Their bodies were found, stuffed in trash bags, beneath an abandoned South Side triplex in March 2007.
One of Salazar's court-appointed lawyers, Dwight Chumbley, again praised Roman's decision to change the venue and said Corpus Christi was a place “where we'll get a better shot at a fair and impartial jury.”
The trial is expected to take about eight weeks.