|Trial for Martin now to be held in Rowan Co.
|By Tom Marshall
Senior Advocate writer
A change of venue has been granted in the Lonnie Martin murder case.
April 20, just five days before the trial was set to begin in Montgomery County Circuit Court, Judge William “Bill” Lane granted a defense motion renewing a request for a change of venue.
Martin’s attorney, public defender Jay Barrett, cited an April 14 article in the Advocate concerning Martin’s arrest for assault as being prejudicial coming so close to the start of the jury...