The judge in the upcoming Amber Guyger murder trial is not ready to grant a change of venue and may not do so at all, it has been reported.
According to CBS DFW, Judge Tammy Kemp ruled Monday that a decision on the defense’s request for a change of venue won’t come until it’s determined whether a jury can be selected in Dallas County.
Lawyers representing Guyger have cited “prejudicial” and “inflammatory” media coverage as reasons to move the trial to another county, following the leaking of her 911 call on the night she shot Saint Lucian Botham Jean dead.
They are reported to have cited some 300 news articles in connection with their argument.
The unarmed Jean was killed in his own apartment.
Guyger, who was an off duty Dallas cop at the time has claimed that she mistook his apartment for hers.
She was subsequently fired from her job and indicted for murder as a result of the September 2018 incident.
The former Dallas Police officer will go on trial next month.