Attorneys grant venue appeal for case involving Metro police officer charged with murder

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)– Attorneys for a Metro police officer charged with murder went before a judge again Monday morning.

The issue was over a ruling made last month regarding the future jury for the Andrew Delke trial.

Delke’s atorney maintains that a Nashville-based jurt would not make for an unbiased opinion.

Monday morning, a judge said he can continue fighting for an outside jury.

The former officer is being charged with first degree murder for shooting and killing Daniel Hambrick in July of 2018.

Judge Monte Watkins denied a request by the defense last month for a change of venue.

Delke’s attorney, David Raybin asked permission of the trial court to appeal the denial of that motion to a higher court.

That request was granted.

Hambrick’s family appeared disappointed.

The trial is set for next spring.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates.

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