Change of venue granted for man accused in trooper slaying

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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 9:09 AM

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Prosecutors say a change of venue for jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing a Louisiana state trooper has been granted.

Fifty-four-year-old Kevin Daigle faces a possible death sentence in connection with the Aug. 23, 2015, shooting death of senior trooper Steven Vincent.

Melissa Sonnier with the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office tells the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) jurors will be selected from Bossier Parish, about 200 miles away. She says those chosen to serve will be brought in a group to Lake Charles for Daigle's trial, which has been set for March 13, 2017.

Daigle is accused of shooting the 44-year-old Vincent in the head.

Vincent, who was responding to a call about an erratic driver, died from the injuries the next day.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com