Judge denies transfer of Mele murder trial
An appeals court judge has denied a lawyer's request to have the murder trial of Michael Mele moved outside of Orange County.
Mele was recently charged with murder in the death of Laura Garza, whom he allegedly killed after meeting in a Manhattan nightclub some two years ago.
Mele's attorney had requested that the trial be moved on the grounds that his client would not be able to get a fair trial because of all of the publicity surrounding the case.
Coroner releases Laura Garza's cause of death