Sunday, November 16, 2003

The nuts and bolts of the two simultaneous sniper trials at changed venues

This interesting article in the Washington Post describes the logistics of having the two sniper trials in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

One interesting fact of which I had no idea was that once there was a criminal trial moved from Fairfax County to Dickenson County, involving the collapse of a building at Bailey's Crossroads that killed 14 people.

For the sniper trials, the witnesses and evidence must be coordinated, and some of the material is being stored halfway in between Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

In the courthouse, a "safe haven" has been established to allow the victim's families to view the proceedings with some level of privacy.

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