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Judge denies change of venue sought by attorney for Mayor Ed Murray’s accuser

Lincoln Beauregard, the attorney representing Mayor Ed Murray’s accuser, had requested the venue change, accusing the mayor and his legal team of tainting the potential jury pool by spreading “a false narrative” that the case was driven by an anti-gay agenda.

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