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Midstate man's trial in death of daughter shot by constable moved

Written by The Associated Press | May 23, 2018 12:52 PM
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(HARRISBURG) -- A central Pennsylvania man charged in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers, will go on trial in a different county.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted a venue change in the trial of 60-year-old Donald Meyer, which is now scheduled to take place in July in Lycoming County.

A Perry County judge granted a defense request to move the trial due to publicity about the case.

Meyer is accused of pointing a loaded rifle at the constable, who fired a shot that went through Meyer's arm and struck Ciara Meyer in November 2016.

Meyer has blamed the constable and pleaded not guilty to criminal homicide and related charges.

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