Tori Stafford murder pretrial motions continue
Michael Rafferty, who appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing, leaves the courthouse in Woodstock, Ont., Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. (Dave Chidley / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8:02AM EST
WOODSTOCK, Ont. - More pre-trial motions are to be held today in the case of a man accused of abducting and killing eight-year-old Tori Stafford.
But one certainty has now emerged -- Michael Rafferty will not be tried for first-degree murder in Woodstock, Ontario.
Where Rafferty will be tried in the kidnapping and killing of Tori has yet to be decided.
Tori's dad, Rodney Stafford, says the wrangling over trial venue is sometimes hard to take.
The Grade 3 student disappeared two years ago as she walked home from school.
Rafferty's co-accused, Terri-Lynne McClintic, has already been convicted of first-degree murder.