Updated 03/31/2009 06:11 AM
Some witnesses in Timmons trial being relocated
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The fallout from the Jermayne Timmons murder trial continues, even after the teen was convicted in the 2008 shooting death of 10-year-old Kathina Thomas on First Street.
According to District Attorney David Soares, a handful of witnesses have to be relocated because of threats that came after their testimony.
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Soares warned of such threats throughout the trial, even making an unusual request to media outlets to withhold the names of some witnesses. Some complied, while others did not, and Soares said those media outlets that put those witnesses' names out in public are partly to blame.
He said they are in the process of finding a new place for about six people, weeks after the guilty verdict came down.
"We are still dealing with the fallout of those trials and relocating witnesses in order to safeguard witnesses and families," said Soares.
Capital News 9 chose to withhold the names of the witnesses.