Nicole Finn’s attorney calls media coverage ‘toxic’


TERNOON EVERYONE THANKS FOR JOINING US A MOTHER ACCUSED OF KILLING HER 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WILLHAVE HER UPCOMING TRIAL IN POLK COUNTY

NICOLE FINN IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HER DAUGHTER NATALIE WHO DIED OF STARVATION MORE THAN A YEAR AGO IN WEST DES MOINES KCCI'S HANNAH HILYARD WAS IN THE COURT ROOM FOR THIS MORNING'S PRE-TRIAL HEARING SO HANNAH HOW DID IT GO? REPORTER: WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROUTINE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE, TURNED INTO THE DEFENSE'S SECOND ATTEMPT AT GETTING THE TRIAL MOVED OUT OF POLK COUNTY FINN'S ATTORNEY THOMAS AUGUSTINE, SAYS HIS CLIENT HAS BEEN AT THE CENTER OF EXTENSIVE MEDIA COVERAGE, SOME OF WHICH HE CALLS MISLEADING WHICH IS WHY HE BELIEVES IT WOULD BE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND A FAIR JURY WITHIN POLK COUNTY

THE JUDGE SAYS IF THAT'S THE CASE AFTER SURVEYING JURORS, SHE'LL MOVE IT, BUT FOR NOW, THE CHANGE OF VENUE REQUEST IS DENIED >> I DON'T BELIEVE EXPOSURE TO A CASE IS EVEN ENOUGH IT'S THE TYPE OF EXPOSURE THAT THEY'VE BEEN GIVEN AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE TOXIC COVERAGE THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE IN POLK COUNTY IS WHAT SHE'S ENTITLED TO AVOID REPORTER: MORE THAN 350 JURORS WILL BE SUMMONED STARTING TOMORROW TO FILL OUT QUESTIONNAIRES

THOSE WILL BE NARROWED DOWN AHEAD OF THE TRIAL, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO START ON NOVEMBER 27 THE STATE SAYS IT COULD TAKE UP TO SEVEN DAYS, TO PRESENT ITS CASE

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