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Prosecutor opposes moving trial for man facing death penalty prosecution for inmate's death

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CLARKSBURG, West Virginia — A prosecutor is urging a judge to reject a change of venue for the trial of a West Virginia federal prisoner charged in the slaying of a fellow inmate.

The government is seeking the death penalty for 34-year-old Patrick Franklin Andrews. He is charged in the 2007 stabbing death of 28-year-old Jesse Harris at the U.S. Penitentiary at Hazelton.

The Exponent Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1ECb1Kt ) that Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar says in court papers that there's no evidence that news coverage of the case would prevent Andrews from getting a fair trial. Andrews is scheduled for trial in may in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg.

A co-defendant, 34-year-old Kevin Marquette Bellinger, was previously convicted and was sentenced to life without parole.


Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.theet.com

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