Hearings are slated in San Angelo for Tuesday, September 28, 2010 before 51st District Judge Barbara Walther in the cases of Frederick Merril Jessop and Wendell Loy Nielsen.
Documents filed by prosecutor Eric Nichols indicate that the State is asking the judge to order the trials moved to any of the other counties in her district. Those include Irion, Sterling, Tom Green and Coke Counties.
The State’s motion reviews the number of persons called in order to empanel a jury for three previous YFZ trials held within the county and problems encountered in seating a jury in the most recent Abram Harker Jeffs trial.
The motion goes on to say that there is likely “citizen fatigue” in Schleicher County and states that the judge may, at her discretion, move the trial to another county.