First on WSFA 12 News: Date To Be Set Soon In Brent Springford Murder Case

WSFA 12 News a new development in the capital murder case against Brent Springford Junior.

The judge in the case says he is almost ready to set a trial date. Judge William Shashy told Springford, his lawyers and prosecutors to submit potential trial dates to his office in the next few days. Springford's attorneys have asked for a change of venue, saying pretrial publicity has tainted the case.

The judge says he will handle that issue and set the trial date, July 23rd. Springford's lawyers say they expect the trial to happen sometime in either November or December.