Prosecutors: Ex-cop can get fair murder trial in Dallas

FILE--In this June 6, 2019, file photo, former Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger, left, walks the hallway at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas. Prosecutors have objected to Guyger's request that her murder trial for fatally shooting a neighbor in his own apartment be relocated. On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, a lawyer for the Dallas County District Attorney's office filed an objection to moving Guyger's trail for the killing of Botham Jean to another county.

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors have objected to a former Dallas police officer's request to change the location of her upcoming murder trial for fatally shooting a neighbor in his own apartment.

A lawyer for the Dallas County District Attorney's office filed an objection Wednesday to moving Amber Guyger's trial for the killing of Botham Jean to another county. The response came two days after Guyger's attorneys argued in a court filing that "prejudicial" media coverage makes it impossible to find an unbiased jury in Dallas County.

Prosecutors contend that the 30-year-old Guyger can get a fair trial in Dallas County. They have asked the court to hold a hearing on whether the case's publicity has contaminated the potential jury pool and to delay ruling on the relocation request until after potential jurors are questioned.

The trial is scheduled to begin in September.

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