- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The trial of a Missouri man charged in the 1996 slaying of a 15-year-old Maryland girl will stay in Frederick County, despite his request to move it.

The Frederick News-Post reports (https://bit.ly/2hivnWX ) a Frederick County judge denied Monday a motion to move 53-year-old Lloyd Harris’ trial to another court in Maryland.

Harris was arrested in Kansas City, Missouri in January and charged with murder in the strangulation death of Stacey Lynn Hoffmaster.

Hoffmaster’s body was found in December 1996 in a wooded area of Frederick, nearly three months after she was reported missing.

Harris’ attorneys wanted to move the trial because they believed it would be impossible to find jurors who hadn’t heard of the killing due to media coverage of the case.

Harris is scheduled for trial in March.


Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, https://www.fredericknewspost.com

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