Change of venue granted in Wilberger trial

Change of venue granted in Wilberger trial

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson says a court granted a change of venue for the trial of Joel Courtney, charged with murder in the disappearance of Brigham Young University student Brooke Wilberger.

He says a new location has not been determined but the prosecution agreed to the motion Tuesday after talking to the Wilberger family.

Wilberger, then 19, vanished from outside a Corvallis apartment on May 24, 2004. Her body has not been found.

The case has attracted widespread media attention in the Willamette Valley.

Haroldson says he is willing to try the case in any Oregon county.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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