The attempt by attorneys for former HPD Captain Mark Aguirre and former HPD Sergeant Ken Wenzel to get a change of venue in their upcoming trial on five counts of official oppression has failed. State District Judge Carol Davies made essentially the same point I did back then:
“We have certainly seen many high-profile cases in which we’ve been successful at getting jurors,” Davies said in handing down her ruling. Earlier this year Davies presided over the murder trial of Clara Harris, the dentist convicted of running over and killing her adulterous husband. That case drew national media attention.
She’ll let the defense team raise the issue again during voir dire if need be, which is reasonable enough. Now let’s get this show on the road!