- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Great Falls man charged with killing a Cascade County deputy by intentionally swerving his vehicle into the officer during a chase has been granted a change of venue for his deliberate homicide trial.

District Judge Dirk Sandefur on Tuesday ordered Adam Sanchez’s trial to begin on Sept. 28 at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings. Sanchez is charged in the Aug. 14 death of Deputy Joe Dunn.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/1xy2mEH ) prosecutors did not challenge the motion, agreeing that it would be difficult to find impartial jurors in Cascade County.

The judicial order says Sandefur will oversee the trial and that all pretrial and post-trial proceedings will take place in Great Falls.

Sanchez is at the Montana State Prison serving a 20-year sentence for a 2013 police chase.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com



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