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Judge moves trial venue for ‘cold chicken’ assault

In June, Nathaniel and Latash Smith attacked a woman and her daughter in Baxley, GA for allegedly being served cold chicken from a food stand.

On Thursday, a judge has agreed to a change of venue for the couple who was seen on video of assaulting the mother and her daughter.

Picture credit -Baxley Police Department.

The trial for both Nathaniel and Latasha Smith will be moved from Appling to Camden County.

A change of venue can sometimes ensure that a case is heard in the best location, with a fair jury. Other times a change is sought when a defendant believes there is a more appropriate venue under different procedural rules.

A change of venue for a trial is often used to ensure the case is heard in the best location for a fair jury.

The couple is charged with Aggravated Battery and Cruelty to Children. A date has not yet been set for the trial.