Defense submits change of venue for McElrath case
Dec. 12, 2012 — A motion for a change of venue was filed in Lassen Superior Court, today, Wednesday, Dec. 12 for two people being charged with the murder of an off-duty Susanville city police officer.
Attorney Bud Landreth, representing Joanna Lynne McElrath, and making a special appearance for Robin Glen James, said the defense was ready to file the motion for a change of venue for a trial.
Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns said he received his copy of the motion this morning and expects to file a response on or before Jan. 31.
Visiting Judge John T. Ball set the matter for a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22.
The defendants are being held in custody without bail on charges of premeditated murder and conspiracy in the January 2011 death of Robert James McElrath who was Joanna McElrath’s estranged husband.
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