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Lawyers want to move Russell vehicular homicide trial

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Associated Press - September 24, 2007 9:35 AM ET

COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors and defense lawyers both want to move the vehicular homicide trial of Frederick Russell from Whitman County.

A judge is hearing a change of venue motion today in Colfax.

Prosecutors want to move the trial to the Tri-Cities. Defense lawyers want to move it to Western Washington.

Russell is blamed for a drunken driving crash in 2001 that killed three WSU students and injured four other people on the Pullman-Moscow Highway.

The 27-year-old fled the country for four years and was caught two years ago in Dublin, Ireland.

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