Loughner Trial Likely Heading West
Federal court authorities are planning to move the trial of the alleged gunman in the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson to San Diego because of extensive pretrial publicity in Arizona, federal law enforcement sources said Sunday night.
Of course, pre-trial publicity is hardly an Arizona-only issue. Still, in highly emotional cases such as this, a venue change makes some sense. A similar move took place in the trial of Timothy McVeigh, where the trial was moved from Oklahoma to Colorado.