Change of venue may come in McElrath case
March 29, 2013 — Testimony given in a change of venue hearing for two people charged in the alleged murder of an off-duty Susanville police officer revealed a larger number of people knew about the case and believed the defendants would be guilty.
Joanna Lynne McElrath and Robin Glen James, along with their attorneys, appeared in Lassen Superior Court for the Friday, March 29 hearing.
Dr. Edward Bronson, who was hired by the defense to conduct a change of venue study, was called as the witness. He answered questions from both McElrath’s attorney, Bud Landreth, and Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns.