Change Of Venue Sought For Teen In Fatal Texas School Shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A change of venue is being sought for an 18-year-old charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 10 people at a Texas high school.

Attorneys for Dimitrios Pagourtzis filed a motion Tuesday in Galveston County District Court saying media coverage prejudice within the community prevents Pagourtzis from receiving a fair trial.

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17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis (photo courtesy: Galveston County Sheriff’s Office)

Pagourtzis is charged in the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School that killed eight students and two teachers. The school is about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

Authorities say the teen opened fire with his father’s shotgun and .38-caliber handgun.

He has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.

A hearing on the change of venue motion is scheduled for January 28.

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Original published: 2019-01-09 07:55:45 Read the full Dallas News here

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