Salina man’s trial for death of toddler moved

SALINA, Kansas (AP) – The trial of a Salina man charged in the abuse death of a toddler will be moved to Riley County.

Antonio M. Brown is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the October 2011 death of his girlfriend’s 14-month-old son, Clayden Lee Urbanek.

Saline County District Court Administrator Todd Heitschmidt said Monday that county officials were notified late last week of the trial’s new location.

The Salina Journal reports Judge Rene Young granted Brown a change of venue after his case and a plea he previously entered received intense media coverage. The trial is expected to start September 25.

Brown had pleaded no contest in the case but Young later allowed him to withdraw the plea after finding the Brown’s attorney gave him inaccurate advice.

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