By bobby firstname.lastname@example.orgRBC I Ninth Judicial Judge Gail Nichols has ordered a change of venue in the murder trial of Jerry Snider Jr.Snider Jr. is charged with first degree murder in the death of his father Jerry Snider Sr., which allegedly occurred in the victim’s Rangely home, in July 2009. Jerry Snider Jr. has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.This was the third motion filed by the defendant’s attorneys Tina Fang and Tammy Brady for a change of venue.Jerry Snider Jr. was tried earlier this year in Rio Blanco County. After six weeks, including a week of jury selection, the judge declared a mistrial.Publicity and the difficulty in picking a jury in the first trial were sited by Judge Nichols as reasons for the change of venue.The trial will now be held in Garfield County.A new trial has been set for May 4 through June 10 in Glenwood Springs. Jerry Snider Jr. remains in the Rio Blanco County jail.Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson, Jeff Cheney and Matt Barrett who prosecuted the case, did not return a call for comment.
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