Thursday, January 29, 2004

Accused murderer at law school seeks venue change

The Roanoke paper reports here ("Defense seeks venue change in school shooting," 1/29) and the Bristol paper reports here ("Defense attorneys seek to have Odighizuwa's trial moved," 1/29) on efforts by counsel for the accused murderer at the Appalachian School of Law to obtain a change of venue for his criminal trial, away from Buchanan County.

The defendant is African. According to this page of facts from the 2000 census, the population identifying itself as black or African American in Buchanan County was 2.6% of the whole.

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