NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Prosecutors are asking for a chance of venue for the pending trial and possible re-trial of Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan. The special prosecutor is saying media coverage of both Lujan’s cases is making it hard to find an impartial jury.
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The state is requesting to move the trials to Dona Ana, Chaves, or San Juan counties. Lujan is scheduled for a trial later this month for three misdemeanor counts of resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer. The online motion hearing is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m.