Death penalty case may see change of venue

Marcus Dansby is facing four counts of murder and an attempted murder charge after an incident in 2016, including the death of an unborn baby.

Posted: May 25, 2018 4:30 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- An Allen County death penalty case may see a change of venue. Marcus Dansby is facing four counts of murder and an attempted murder charge after an incident in 2016, including the death of an unborn baby. 

The request for a change of venue comes after Judge Fran Gull removed Dansby's lawyer  back in January. Dansby's new attorney, Michelle Kraus believes local news outlets and social media have created a bias in Allen County. 

Kraus cited comments from local news sources to argue that Allen County residents and potential jurors have already formed an opinion of Dansby. 

Both the state and Kraus have to prepare a brief for Judge Gull by June 15th. Dansby's trial is expected to start in April of 2019. 

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