Former Dallas cop Amber Guyger will be tried in Dallas for the murder of Saint Lucian, Botham Jean, media reports say.
Guyger’s defence had argued that the trial should be moved to another county.
Their contention was that media coverage of the killing would have prejudiced the jury.
But according to the Dallas Morning News, State District Judge Tammy Kemp ruled Monday that Dallas would be the venue.
The publication quoted Dallas County prosecutor Doug Gladden as telling Kemp that residents of counties where the defense suggested moving the case see the same news coverage as people living in Dallas.
The trial is expected to begin on September 23.
Twelve jurors and four alternates were selected on Friday.
Amber Guyger 31, then an off duty officer in uniform returning from her shift, shot and killed the unarmed Botham Jean, 26, in his own apartment.
Guyger, who was subsequently fired from her job, said she thought Jean’s apartment was hers.
She said she thought he was an intruder.