Venue change opposed for DUI death of Pueblo man
County prosecutors in New Mexico are opposing a venue change for a man accused in the DUI death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo.

Tenorio died on November 26, 2008, after being struck by a vehicle. The crime occurred in Santa Fe, in Santa Fe County.

Carlos Fierro, who is charged with vehicular homicide and causing an accident involving death, wants the trial moved to nearby Rio Arriba County. His attorneys cite the intense media coverage of the incident.

Santa Fe County attorneys are opposing the request. They say media coverage in the two counties is virtually the same.

Rio Arriba County has a higher percentage of Native Americans than Santa Fe County and is heavily Hispanic. Fierro is Hispanic.

Get the Story:
DA says change of venue won't help Fierro's case (The Santa Fe New Mexican 4/21)
DA Fighting Change of Venue Request by Fierro's Lawyers (The Albuquerque Journal 4/21)

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