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No Change in Venue for Second Petit Trial

Joshua Komisarjevksy, the remaining suspect accused of the brutal Petit family slayings, will face a jury in the same court as convicted co-defendant Steven Hayes.  The New Haven Register reports:

Superior Court Judge Jon C. Blue Monday released his decision in which he denies a motion by attorneys for Komisarjevsky to move the trial to Fairfield County.
Komisarjevsky lawyers had had argued their client would probably get a fairer trial in Stamford than in New Haven.
But Blue said in his decision that he did not find Komisarjevsky's lawyers established a presumption of prejudice requiring a change of venue prior to the questioning, or voir dire, that will take place of potential jurors.
If the voir dire does not result in the seating of a jury, Blue said "the motion now before the court must be revisited."

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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