Judge agrees to move double slaying trial

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — A judge has agreed to move the trial of a man charged in the deaths of a father and son in Lafayette County.

The trial of Caleb Corrothers is scheduled for March 21.

The Oxford Eagle reports a judge asked prosecutors and the defense to suggest counties where the trial may be held if they can’t agree on a location.

The defense asked for the change because of media coverage of the case, especially because Corrothers is black and the victims were white.

Corrothers is charged with two counts of capital murder in the 2009 shooting deaths of Frank and Taylor Clark. Corrothers also is charged with aggravated assault in the wounding of Tonya Clark, the wife and mother.