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Change of venue hearing in Upper Deck case continued

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A hearing to determine whether Christopher Dillard, who stands accused of the April 2017 murder of Upper Deck Lounge bartender Nicole Gland, will be granted a change of venue for trial has been continued a second time.

The hearing, which will be before Porter Superior Court Judge Clymer, was first scheduled for Feb. 15, then rescheduled for today, March 7. The hearing has now been continued and rescheduled for 2 p.m. on April 12.

Dillardís defense attorney Bob Harper is expected to argue that a change of venue for Dillardís trial is in order because pre-trial media coverage of the case will make finding an impartial jury in Porter County difficult. To that effect, Harper subpoenaed copies of the Chesterton Tribuneís coverage of the case to date. The Tribune obliged that request.

Harper told the Chesterton Tribune he requested a second continuance for more time to gather information and get witnesses lined up. Harper said the Prosecutorís Office didnít oppose the continuance.


Posted 3/7/2019




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