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Lockhard Attorney Wants Trial Moved Out of Tri-Cities

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Pasco, WA- The attorney for a man accused of killing a Pasco teenager wants the trial moved out of the Tri-Cities.

Marnicus Lockhard is charged with manslaughter in the disappearance of 19-year-old Tiairra jo Garcia.

Although the woman's body hasn't been found, prosecutors say they believe Lockhard shot Garcia and dumped her body in a remote area of Mount Rainier National Park.

Today defense attorney Carl Sonderman says he plans to ask for a change a venue. Sonderman told Superior Court Judge Bruce Spanner he doubts an impartial jury could be seated in the Tri- Cities because of the media "feeding frenzy."

Lockhard is scheduled to go on trial next month.
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