The defense attorney for accused murderer Andrew Condon is questioning whether his client can get a fair trial in Iroquois County because of pretrial publicity ?
Kankakee attorney Ed Glazar Jr. filed an expected-motion (Thursday) in Iroquois County Circuit Court seeking a change of venue for the jury trial of Condon.
A ruling on the motion is expected January 22nd.
The 34-year-old Condon has pleaded innocent to two counts of first-degree murder in the October 2012 fatal shooting of 27-year-old Jonathan Rubin. The Danforth man was killed at the Shell gas station in Gilman where he was employed.
Glazar claims media accounts, specifically newspaper articles that have been published about the court case since Nov. 14, 2012, have prejudiced potential Iroquois County jurors.
Condon remains jailed in Iroquois County Jail on a $1 million bond.