The court battle over the Chardon Healing Fund is far from over, but Thursday brought a partial victory for the victims' families.
CHARDON, Ohio - The trial for accused Chardon High School killer TJ Lane will stay in Geauga County.
Judge David Fuhry said in his ruling on Jan. 31 that "substantial awareness of the case is not surprising in our current era of high-speed and portable Internet access."
Lane's attorneys cited multiple cases in their push to move the trial out of the area, but Fuhry said they involve far fewer media reports.
"The sheer number of media reports is an inescapable result of modern day technology," Fuhry explained.
Fuhry continued to cite case law noting that it would be possible to seat an unbiased jury, while adding that jury questioning, voir dire, is "the best test as to whether prejudice exists in the community against the defendant."
The next court date for Lane and his attorneys is set for Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. inside Geauga County Common Pleas Court.
Lane, 18, is charged with multiple counts of aggravated murder following the Feb. 27, 2012 shooting that killed three students and injured three others. Prosecutors said the teen fired 10 shots in the school's cafeteria.
Lane, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, is not eligible for the death penalty and has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
A new trial date for Lane hasn't been scheduled yet.
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