Judge rules Charles City man's murder trial won't be moved
Sep. 14, 2017
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge says a Charles City man's murder trial won't be moved out of Floyd County.
The lawyer for Antoine Williams had sought a change of venue, arguing that extensive media coverage had left Williams unable to get a fair trial in the county. Williams has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder for the June 30 shooting death of 36-year-old Nathaniel Fleming.
Judge Rustin Davenport said Monday in his ruling that "no evidence has been presented that prospective jurors will have a predisposition."
The trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 10.