- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) - A motion has been filed to move to another county the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a woman inside an Iowa mall.

The motion was filed Tuesday in Johnson County District Court for 22-year-old Alexander Kozak. He’s pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the June 12 slaying of Andrea Farrington.

Kozak’s attorney, Peter Persaud, has said media attention will make it difficult to find an impartial jury in eastern Iowa. The motion requesting a change of venue suggests Cerro Gordo, Pottawattamie, Story and Woodbury counties as possible sites, given their distance from local media coverage of the shooting.

A case management conference is scheduled for Aug. 28 to discuss further changes to the case’s timetable and location.



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