Change of venue request denied for man accused of shooting, killing LSU basketball star Wayde Sims
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - On Friday, July 9, a motion hearing was held for the man accused of shooting and killing former LSU basketball star, Wayde Sims.
Attorneys representing Dyteon Simpson asked a judge to change venues for Simpson’s upcoming trial.
The legal counsel argued that the case should be moved since it would be hard for Simpson to have a fair trial in East Baton Rouge Parish due to media coverage.
The judge has denied that request.
Simpson’s next pre-trial hearing is scheduled for December 13, 2021.
A jury trial for Simpson is set to begin the week of February 7, 2022.
Wayde Sims was killed in September of 2018 in a shooting near Southern University.
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