Accused Cop Killer Loses Court Battle - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Accused Cop Killer Loses Court Battle

Mario Woodward Mario Woodward
Officer Keith Houts was gunned down during a traffic stop in October, 2006. Officer Keith Houts was gunned down during a traffic stop in October, 2006.

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- The man accused of killing Montgomery police officer Keith Houts lost a court battle Monday

WSFA 12 News confirmed Circuit Court Judge Truman Hobbs denied a motion to move Mario Woodward's trial out of the area.

Woodward's attorney, Richard Keith, requested the change due to pre-trial publicity saying his client would never receive a fair trial in Montgomery County.

Woodward is charged with the death officer Houts in October, 2006.

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