Change Of Venue Granted In Willie Dickerson Trial
CLAYTON, AL -- The capital murder trial of a Barbour County man has been delayed and the venue will be changed. 44-year-old Willie James Dickerson is charged in the 2012 murder and robbery of Willie Pugh near Clio.
Jury selection was set to begin on Tuesday, with the trial date scheduled for Monday, February 2 in Clayton. But, Judge Burt Smithart granted a change of venue motion on Tuesday due to media coverage.
The trial is now set to begin on April 13 in Phenix City at the Russell County Courthouse. Prosecutors announced earlier in January they would no longer seek the death penalty in the case.
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