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Defense lawyer says accused shooter in 7-year-old’s death can’t get fair trial
Houston

The defense attorney for Larry Woodruffe, the alleged gunman charged in the drive-by shooting that killed 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, said Thursday her client couldn’t get a fair trial because of intensive publicity surrounding the shocking homicide.

Veteran defense attorney Lisa Andrews asked for a change of venue and blasted Houston Police Officer’s Union president Joe Gamaldi for “inflammatory” tweets that have appeared in local and national media. Gamaldi questioned the punishment Woodruffe, a documented gang member, received for offenses before the Dec. 30 shooting.