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.
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.