Change Of Venue For Murder Suspect

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 11:20 am
By: News On 6

PURCELL, Okla. (AP) -- A McClain County judge has agreed to move the murder trial of a man suspected of killing a 10-year-old Purcell girl from Purcell to Norman.

Kevin Ray Underwood is charged in McClain County District Court with first-degree murder in the death of Jamie Rose Bolin last April.

Underwood's attorneys say extensive pre-trial publicity makes it impossible for him to get a fair trial in McClain County and Judge Candace Blalock moved it to Cleveland County.

Prosecutors say Underwood killed the girl as part of a cannibalistic plot and they plan to ask for the death penalty.

For more background on this story, click on the links below to read additional stories about Kevin Underwood.

4/17/2006 - Funeral Services Set For Jamie Bolin

4/18/2006 - Kevin Underwood Arraigned On Murder Charges

8/21/2006 - Kevin Underwood Ordered To Stand Trial In Purcell Girl's Murder

12/14/2006 - Change Of Venue To Be Sought In Purcell Murder Trial

1/19/2007 - Defense Team Says Poll Shows Kevin Underwood Trial Should Be Moved