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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:03 pm

Change of trial location denied in neglect case

Jury to be selected from Allen County

Matthew LeBlanc | The Journal Gazette

An Allen County judge has denied a request from a woman charged in the death of her 2-year-old son to move her trial or bring in jurors from another county to hear the case.

Amber Garrett, 26, sought a change of venue, citing news coverage of the case, comments from angry people on social media and messages written in chalk outside the Allen County Courthouse.

Garrett is charged with two counts of felony neglect in the death of Malakai Garrett in November. Mitchell Vanryn, 27, is charged with murder in the boy's death.

Garrett's trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.

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