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Man accused of killing Anniston officer to be tried elsewhere

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ANNISTON - AL -

The trial for a man accused of killing an Anniston police officer will be moved.

A Calhoun County judge ruled the capital murder trial for Joshua Eugene Russell won't be held in Anniston. The decision was made after a Birmingham-Southern College professor surveyed Calhoun County residents. That survey revealed 70 percent had knowledge of the case from news coverage.

Russell is charged in the shooting death of 27 year old Officer Justin Sollohub during a foot chase in August 2011.