Saturday, May 20, 2006

Noe seeks to have state trial shifted

Embattled coin dealer Thomas W. Noe wants to have his trial on state charges moved out of Lucas County, claiming that "overwhelmingly negative pretrial publicity" has made it impossible to receive a fair trial in Toledo. Naturally, prosecutors will oppose the request, noting other high-profile cases – including the recent trial of a priest convicted of killing a nun in Toledo— were handled without having to move the trials. According Noe, the Toledo Blade published more than 755 articles, stories, editorials or letters to the editor between April 1, 2005, and Tuesday that mention Noe.

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