Change of Venue Motion Filed for Charge Ky. Trooper

A Kentucky State Trooper, charged in the death of a DUI suspect, may have his trial moved to another county.

Earlier this year, the Adair County grand jury indicted Trooper B.J. Burton on a charge of reckless homicide.

Burton arrested Billy Phillips June 1.

Police say Phillips was seriously injured during a scuffle with Burton at the Adair County Jail.

Phillips later died at UK Hospital.

At a pre-trial hearing in Adair County on Oct. 23, a motion was filed for a change of venue.

A hearing on that will be held November 6.

Burton's jury trial is scheduled for December.

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