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In June, Nathaniel and Latash Smith attacked a woman and her daughter in Baxley, GA for allegedly being served cold chicken from a food stand.

On Thursday, a judge has agreed to a change of venue for the couple who was seen on video of assaulting the mother and her daughter.

Picture credit -Baxley Police Department.

The trial for both Nathaniel and Latasha Smith will be moved from Appling to Camden County.

A change of venue can sometimes ensure that a case is heard in the best location, with a fair jury. Other times a change is sought when a defendant believes there is a more appropriate venue under different procedural rules.

A change of venue for a trial is often used to ensure the case is heard in the best location for a fair jury.

The couple is charged with Aggravated Battery and Cruelty to Children. A date has not yet been set for the trial.

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Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns.  Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. He and his wife have lived in Camden County for 17 years, and they have two teenage children. Jeremy and his family live in St. Marys, GA and attend the Harbour Worship Center in Kingsland.

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