The Transylvania Times -

Judge Denies Stroupe's Motion To Move Trial, But Trial Date Will Be Reset


May 31, 2018

Superior Court Judge Robert Bell has denied the defendant Philip Michael Stroupe II’s motion to move his first-degree murder trial out of Henderson County. Lawyers for Stroupe argued that excessive pre-trial publicity makes it all but impossible for Stroupe to receive a fair trial locally. District Attorney Greg Newman responded by telling the court that moving the trial is premature and that he believes we can seat an impartial jury in this case. “There is no requirement that prospective jurors come to court uninformed about the things taking place in their community,”he said....

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