SJC rejects change of venue in Worthington case

SJC rejects change of venue in Worthington case

A justice for the state's highest court rejected an appeal from a defense attorney to move a high-profile murder trial from Cape Cod and sequester the jury.

Justice Roderick L. Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court rejected the motions without a hearing this afternoon while jury selection continued in the case of Christa Worthington, a fashion writer from a prominent family who was found murdered in her Truro home...

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Opening statements expected today

The tr ail for writer Chrita Worthington may hear opening arguments today. A dozwn jurers have been picked so far, 6 men and 6 women, to hear the case of Christopher McCowen, a trash collector charged in the January 2002 slaying of MS Worthington who was found fatally stabbed in her Truro home.

Judge Gary Nickerson has said he wants to seat a total of 16 jurors, including four alternates. Opening statements in the case could begin at midday.

Read the CourtTV article about juror selection here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on