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Pretrial hearing for accused gunman in Kyle Kraska shooting

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A judge has denied a change of venue request in the trial of the man charged with shooting CBS News 8 Sports Director Kyle Kraska.
     
During a pretrial hearing for Mike Montana Friday, the defense argued that a change of venue is necessary because of all the pretrial publicity the case has received in the media. However, the judge disagreed.

[READ the complete background on the events surrounding Kraska's shooting]

Mike Montana, 54, is accused of ambushing and shooting Kraska in front of his home February 10, 2015. Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Zipp said Montana fired into Kraska's car as he was backing out of his driveway and intended to kill him due to a financial dispute over a paint job. At the time of the shooting, Montana was out on bail.
     
[RELATED STORY: Kraska's accused shooter makes court appearance - August 2015]

Montana faces two misdemeanor and four felony charges including: attempted first degree murder, criminal threats to kill, shooting into a vehicle and DUI charges involving drugs. If convicted, he faces 37 years to life in prison.

He will be back in court on December 12.

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