- Associated Press - Friday, April 6, 2018

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A judge has denied a lawyer’s request to move the trial of a Vermont man accused of shooting and killing his foster mother.

Defense attorney Robert Katims had asked for the retrial of 34-year-old Scott Favreau be moved outside of Caledonia County, saying newspaper reports would make it difficult for his client to get a fair trial.

The Caledonian Record reports the judge ruled Wednesday the presence of pretrial publicity was not enough to justify moving the trial.

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Favreau has been charged with first degree murder in the 2000 killing of Vicki Campbell-Beer.

A judge threw out his previous second-degree murder conviction in her death in 2017, saying the trial judge never asked Favreau if he admitted to the facts of his guilty plea.


Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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