||No change of venue in DUI-death trial
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — A judge has denied a change-of-venue motion filed in a DUI-death case in Lee County.
The attorney for John Shannon Gillentine, 28, had filed the motion asking the court to move the trial to another county.
Gillentine was at the wheel of a car that struck and killed Elizabeth Montgomery, 64, of Tupelo on Lakeshire Drive in August of 2013.
Authorities say Gillentine showed signs of impairment at the scene of the accident and was arrested.
Gillentine was indicted earlier this year in connection with the accident.
He was ordered to enter an inpatient drug rehabilitation facility and be drug tested twice each week as a condition for his release on bond.
He is also not allowed to drive any vehicle.
Gillentine has pleaded not guilty to the charges.