RHINELANDER - An Oneida County jury will likely decide whether Shannon Wolf is guilty of murder. Prosecutors believe Wolf killed Kenneth Wells and pushed his body into the Wisconsin River in Rhinelander in 2003.
Wolf's public defender, Maggie Hogan, wanted a potential jury to come from outside the Newswatch 12 viewing area. Hogan believed a Newswatch 12 report, which aired in March, was inflammatory and could have unfairly biased a local jury.
But on Friday, Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom refused to grant the request.