RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A judge has approved a new trial location for an Arkansas man facing a kidnapping charge after his attorney argued he couldn't receive a fair trial in Pope County, where he was accused more than a decade ago in an unrelated but high-profile case.
Gary Dunn was tried twice but never convicted in the 2005 killing of Arkansas Tech University student Nona Dirksmeyer. In December, Dunn was arrested in Russellville after a woman told authorities that a man approached her in a parking lot and tried to force her into a vehicle.
Little Rock TV station KATV reports that a judge approved Dunn's request Monday to move the trial, which will now be heard in Ozark, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Russellville.