NASHUA, N.H. – A judge overseeing the first murder trial in a shocking New Hampshire home invasion has denied a new request by defense lawyers to change the location.
Lawyers for 18-year-old Steven Spader say some jurors reported changing their routines and starting to lock their doors after the killing. Spader's trial is beginning Monday.
He faces murder and other charges in a 2009 attack that killed 42-year-old Kimberly Cates and injured her now 12-year-old daughter Jaimie. The girl told police she feigned death while being beaten.
Jurors will be taken to the Mont Vernon home where the woman was killed. Jaimie Cates may be called to testify.