Motion for change of venue in Coe case denied - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Motion for change of venue in Coe case denied

SPOKANE, Wash. - The judge in the case against Kevin Coe has denied Coe's motion to change venue he filed due to pre-trial publicity.

The Court is going to attempt to seat a jury beginning sometime in mid-September. If an impartial jury is not seated, the motion to change venue could be reevaluated.

The State of Washington had requested the Court deny Kevin Coe's motion to change venue based on their belief that Coe failed to establish probable prejudice in the Spokane County venire.

Kevin Coe, known as the South Hill Rapist, was convicted of First Degree Rape and sent to prison for 25 years. He was recently released from custody, then taken back into custody pending the upcoming civil commitment hearing to determine whether he should spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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