10/19/2009

Calif. judge grants former BART officer change of venue for trial

By Paul T. Rosynsky
Oakland Tribune

OAKLAND, Calif. — The murder trial against former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle will be moved to another county a judge declared Friday.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson informed attorneys late Friday afternoon that the case against Mehserle, in which he is accused of murder in the shooting of an unarmed, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III early New Year's Day, should occur in another county because the 27-year-old cannot receive a fair trial in Alameda County.

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