Saturday, October 17, 2009

Judge Herr granted the Defendant's motion for a change of venue.

I think the ultimate result will still be a conviction and probably life without parole.

Barrios defendant gets venue change
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

The teenager accused of killing San Antonio restaurateur Viola Barrios will have his capital murder trial in another city after a judge granted a change-of-venue request Friday.

State District Judge Maria Teresa Herr sided with Joe Estrada Jr.'s attorneys who claimed the prevalent media attention given to Barrios' slaying last year would have prevented them from having a fair trial in Bexar County.

Herr announced her decision Friday afternoon in a brief court hearing.

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