KOAT Legal Analyst John Day explains why defense asked to move Boyd trial

December 4, 2015 KOAT

KOAT legal analyst John Day explains why the defense requested to move the James Boyd trial to Las Cruces in Dona Ana County.  With ample media coverage of the James Boyd shooting preliminary hearing in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas, Keith Sandy’s attorney wants a fair, unbiased trial for his client.

“If they didn’t ask for this, they could be accused of malpractice, of ineffective assistance of council,” John Day said.

Dona Ana County’s news coverage is provided by El Paso news stations, verses Albuquerque new stations and broadcasts.

Moving the trial would have associated costs, but they are paid for by the state treasury and not Bernalillo County.

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