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“I wish they’d find a different place to park,” longtime resident Pete Wagner said as he considered the news vans parked several blocks away.

The 58-year-old said it didn’t seem like the May 2010 events were that long ago and that he didn’t think the trial would provide closure.

“It’s a really unfortunate thing that happened,” he said.

Dale Kingrea said she lives three or four blocks away from the courthouse, and when it comes to all the media in town, “I just close my door and just let it go.”

The 74-year-old said she had been following the story for some time and she was wondering when the trial would actually begin.

“I think it’s a shame,” Ms. Kingrea said. “They were both lacrosse players and what makes it bad is they were so young. They had so much life ahead.”