Mele's attorneys to file motion to move trial location

The attorneys for accused killer Michael Mele say they plan to file a motion with the state appellate division to get his trial moved out of Orange County. Mele, a convicted sex offender from Wallkill,

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:23 PM

Updated 3,677 days ago

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The attorneys for accused killer Michael Mele say they plan to file a motion with the state appellate division to get his trial moved out of Orange County.
Mele, a convicted sex offender from Wallkill, has been charged with murder, manslaughter and tampering with evidence in connection to the death of Laura Garza.
Lawyers say Mele won't be able to get a fair trial locally because of the media attention his case has received.
The Orange County district attorney plans to fight the motion.
Sex offender pleads not guilty in Laura Garza's death Mele charged with murder, manslaughter in Garza caseLoved ones remember Laura Garza on 2nd anniversary of disappearanceMele sentenced in credit card theft


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