Nathanael and Latasha Smith, the couple accused of attacking a woman and her daughter in Baxley, GA over cold chicken, have their court dates set in Camden County.
The couple assaulted Qwik Chick food stand owner Jeanette Norris and her 15-year-old daughter because of the portion size and temperature of their order. Norris refunded their money and told them she had called police. Police say that’s when Latasha Smith punched Norris, breaking her nose. They add surveillance video shows Nathaniel Smith punching the teen.
The case was moved from Appling County to Camden County last month.
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.
The dates are scheduled in November:
- Nov. 13th – Calendar Call: A calendar call
- A calendar call is a court date where the Judge asks both the prosecutor and the defense attorney if they are ready for trial. If both sides are ready than the Judge will inform them that the trial will take place soon.
- Nov. 17th – Motion hearing:
- When a party wishes for a court to take action on a legal issue, he or she typically needs to file a motion. A motion is a written request asking the court to take a specific action. The judge has the option of granting or denying the motion based on its written contents alone.
If the case makes it past the motion hearing, then jury selection will occur on Nov. 27th.
- Nov. 27th – Potential Jury Selection:
- A jury is selected if the motion hearing is denied. The jury is charged with finding the facts of the case after carefully reviewing the evidence and deliberating.
Court times have not yet been determined.