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    Venue Change Sought for Teen in Fatal Santa Fe School Shooting
    Galveston County Sheriff’s Office
    This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff’s Office)

    A change of venue is being sought for an 18-year-old student charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 10 people at a Santa Fe High School.

    Attorneys for Dimitrios Pagourtzis filed the motion Tuesday in Galveston County District Court. They argue that media coverage of the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School caused prejudice within the community that prevents Pagourtzis from receiving a fair trial.

    Pagourtzis is accused of killing eight students and two teachers when he opened fire inside the school. Santa Fe is about 30 miles southeast of Houston. Pagourtzis was later indicted and ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.

    A hearing on the change of venue motion is scheduled for Jan. 28.

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    (Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019)

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