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Mar-wick improve-' improve-' Abies' Trial June 2 fit DJ's Murder Change Of Venue Plea Withdrawn By BRUCE J. KUEHN Sentinel Star Staff DELAND James Perry Abies, charged with the kidnaping murder of DeLand radio ' announcer announcer Fred West last October, has withdrawn a previous motion to move his trial to another county on grounds of pretrial publicity. Abies is scheduled to go to trial for first degree murder June 2 before circuit Judge Uriel Blount Jr. BURKE CHESTER, attorney for Abies, withdrew a previous motion last week which had asked the trial be moved to another locale because widespread publi- publi- jty 0f West's kidnap and murder would make it impossible to find an impartial jury. Chester could not be contacted for comment comment Wednesday. The motion had been filed by Abies' previous attorney, Alan Dickey earlier this year. In a hearing last February Abies abruptly fired Dickey charging he was biased and did not believe in Abies' innocence. Abies later hired Chester, but the maneuver by Abies delayed his trial until June 2. Originally he had been scheduled to go to trial March 3. APPROXIMATELY" 60 witnesses have been subpoenaed for the trial next week, according to court records. Abies is one of two men charged in West's death. West was program program manager of DeLand Radio Station WKKX. However, the first degree murder charge against Willie James Gillyard was dropped by the state attorney in return for Gillyard's no contest pleas to two lesser charges. Gillyard pleaded no contest to charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and extortion during a hearing May 14. He is in Volusia County Jail awaiting Tax Roll Investigation Results Due On Friday ByEDJOELLA Sentinel Star Staff DELAND Volusia County taxpayers as well as representatives representatives of the county's taxing sentence on the two charges plus another unrelated charge of buying buying and receiving stolen property. ASST. STATE Atty. Charles Tindell said at that hearing that Gillyard's part in the kidnaping was in obtaining the weapon used in West's slaying and giving it to Abies. West was kidnapped from his DeLand apartment Oct. 24 and the next morning, employes at WKKX received ransom calls demanding $10,000 for West's safe return. West was found shot to death a day later after the ransom had been delivered. Abies was arrested arrested in downtown DeLand the same day West's body was found following a massive manhunt. u n w a r r anted across-the-board across-the-board across-the-board across-the-board across-the-board reductions in 1975 assessments will probably remain unanswered for a while. , Cave explained, "We

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  1. The Orlando Sentinel,
  2. 29 May 1975, Thu,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 18

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