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§15A‑957.  Motion for change of venue.

If, upon motion of thedefendant, the court determines that there exists in the county in which theprosecution is pending so great a prejudice against the defendant that hecannot obtain a fair and impartial trial, the court must either:

(1)        Transfer theproceeding to another county in the prosecutorial district as defined in G.S.7A‑60 or to another county in an adjoining prosecutorial district asdefined in G.S. 7A‑60, or

(2)        Order a specialvenire under the terms of G.S. 15A‑958.

The procedure for change ofvenue is in accordance with the provisions of Article 3 of this Chapter, Venue.(1973, c. 1286, s. 1; 1987 (Reg. Sess., 1988), c. 1037, s. 63.)