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Former Officer Who Shot Andre Hill Wants Trial Moved

Jul 2, 2021

The former Columbus police officer who shot and killed Andre Hill wants the trial moved, saying publicity has made it impossible for a fair proceeding locally.

Former officer Adam Coy, who is white, fatally shot Hill, who was Black, as Hill emerged from a garage on Dec. 22 holding a cellphone. Coy has pleaded not guilty to charges including murder.

Coy's attorney, Mark Collins, asked a judge late last month to move the trial. Collins says extensive publicity in the news and on social media makes it impossible to convene a fair jury.