Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oscar Grant's Killer Offered Change of Venue

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson informed attorneys late yesterday, that the case against former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle will be moved to another county. Mehserle, who is accused of murder in the Jan. 1 fatal shooting of Hayward resident Oscar Grant III, 22, should occur in another county because Mehserle, 27, cannot receive a fair trial in Alameda County.

ccording to court rules, the site chosen must meet a number of factors, including similar demographics to Alameda County, availability on the court's calendar and ability to handle the interest in the case.

Jacobson did not set a date for a hearing on deciding a new venue for the case and said, for now, a Nov. 2 trial date will remain on the court calendar although the case is not expected to begin by then.

Below is a video of the actual shooting in January and news report

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