The doctor accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife, then burning her remains to conceal the crime, was denied his request for a change of venue.
Brian Burns, who said he did not feel he could get a fair trial in Saline County, appeared in court today. His request for a change of venue was denied, as well as his request for bond reduction.
Court documents show that the attorneys for Brian Burns originally filed a motion asking that the trial be moved to a different place. The motion listed several reasons, including the fact that Burns has lived in and is known throughout Saline County and that he practiced medicine in the county for many years.
His attorneys also cited the fact that his case has been given a "tremendous amount of media coverage."