A sexual harassment case filed by a female prisoner against a former Stone County deputy will be tried in Kansas City.
U. S. District Court Judge Fernando Gaitan denied a motion for change of venue by lawyers representing Michael Blumenthal. The trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 16. It had originally been set for Springfield, but was moved to Kansas City due to scheduling conflicts.
More information on Michelle Davis' lawsuit can be found in the Dec. 26, 2005, Turner Report.