Change of venue request denied for man accused of shooting deputy

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - An Oneida County Court Judge has denied a request to move the Christian Patterson trial to another county.

The attorney for Christian Patterson, the man accused of shooting and killing Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman on June 7, 2011, was in court on Tuesday to make the request that the trial be moved out of Oneida County because of "pre-trial publicity."

Patterson is accused of the murder of Deputy Wyman following a six-hour standoff in the Town of Augusta on June 7.

A hearing is set for October 18.

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