Judge denies request to move Madison teen torture case
Judge rules against defense request to move the trial due to pre-trial publicity. Video by tmj4.comvideo
MADISON, Wis. - The father and stepmother of a malnourished Madison teenager must face trial in Madison, despite defense motions to move the trial elsewhere.
Circuit Judge Julie Genovese denied that request Friday.
In addition, the father's attorney is now asking to arrange county payment for his services saying that a website soliciting donations attracted only two donations, for $25 and $20, and that his client has no ability to pay.
Chad and Melinda Drabek-Chritton are accused of starving and torturing his 15 year old daughter and keeping her in the basement..