Big Decision Coming in Vang Trial

By: Wendy Neuberger
By: Wendy Neuberger

This is the first of three motion hearings for Vang, and we may know after Wednesday (June 8, 2005) whether the judge will agree to a change of venue.

That would mean the jury would be chosen from a different county than Sawyer.

Vang's defense team is asking for that, saying racial prejudice and excessive media exposure would keep Vang from getting a fair trial.

His trial is scheduled to begin September 12.