• Defense to seek reconsideration of request to move trial

    TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) - A defense attorney says he plans to ask a judge to reconsider his decision against moving the trial of a man charged in the death of his girlfriend, whose remains were found in a northeastern Pennsylvania river.

    The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that defense attorney Timothy Michaels said he didn't know last week about a "direct and specific threat" against 32-year-old Phillip Walters.

    The Mill City resident is was charged in January with criminal homicide in the death of 24-year-old Haley Lorenzen, who was missing for more than seven months before her remains were found July 20 by a kayaker in the Susquehanna River in Plymouth.

    Michaels contends that a fair trial for Walters in Wyoming County is impossible because the case had garnered "a great deal of public attention."


    Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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