Change of Venue Denied for Chris Compton

Published 07/11 2014 04:57PM

Updated 07/11 2014 06:06PM

Christopher Compton (Vanderburgh Co. Jail)
Christopher Compton (Vanderburgh Co. Jail)
The man accused of setting an apartment fire that killed three people will go to trial in Vanderburgh County.

A judge denies 32 year-old Chris Compton's request for a change of venue.The court also reaffirmed the trial date of October 13.

Investigators believe Compton started the fire on West Franklin Street back on March 17.

Keri Jones, her daughter 3 year-old Jazmine, and 76 year-old Donald Lankford all died in the blaze.

Compton faces three counts of murder as well as several counts of arson.

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