Friday, November 11, 2011

Change of Venue requested

I believe he can get a fair trial here in Bexar County.

Try him anywhere in Texas.

Just try him quickly and let him get his punishment if when he is found guilty.

Accused in deputy's killing asks to move trial
Defense says man accused in killing deputy cannot get a fair trial in Bexar.
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

A hearing Thursday for Mark Anthony Gonzales, accused of fatally shooting Bexar County sheriff's Sgt. Kenneth Vann, brought five police officers, three TV crews and a relatively full courtroom.

Usually, proceedings short of a trial wouldn't draw so much security and media, and that is exactly why the venue should be changed to ensure Gonzales, 42, has a fair trial, defense attorney Michael Gross said.

State District Court Judge Mary Roman said she would need until Tuesday to read attorneys' briefs and make a decision.