Judge: Wong jury won't come from Haywood – Asheville Citizen-Times

Mental health issues expected to be raised.

WAYNESVILLE — The jury in the trial of Edwardo Wong won’t come from Haywood County because of pretrial publicity in the case, a judge ruled on Monday.
Superior Court Judge Nathaniel Poovey did not decide where the jury would come from or whether the trial itself would be moved, as Wong’s attorneys have asked.

The judge agreed with defense attorneys Mark Melrose and Randall Seago that news reports about the shooting death of N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. would make it impossible for him to receive a fair trial in front of a local jury. READ MORE HERE >>>