BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A federal judge is considering moving the second death penalty trial of a Vermont man charged in the 2000 abduction and killing of a North Clarendon woman, but the judge isn't going to let the attorneys keep secret their request to move the trial.
Lawyers representing 36-year-old Donald Fell asked that their request be sealed in order to prevent what they called "reiteration of the press coverage."
Judge Geoffrey Crawford rejected their request Wednesday.
Fell's lawyers commissioned a survey and reviewed more than 630 newspaper articles to support their effort to move Fell's second death penalty trial to a different location.
Fell is charged with killing 53-year-old Terry King after abducting her when she arrived for work.
Fell's 2005 conviction was overturned due to juror misconduct.
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