Michael Keene, charged with the hit and run death of a woman in 2015 was in court on Sept. 29 discussing relocating his trial location.
The defense asked to relocate the location due to a large amount of local publicity the case has already received.
Judge Barbara Walther granted the motion and the trial will now take place in Schleicher County where Walther is the presiding judge.
Keene's trial was tentatively set for February 2018.
Keene allegedly hit and killed Gisele Jarmon, also known as Gigi, as she was walking along Houston Harte Expressway late at night in June 2015.
Jarmon was developmentally disabled and was 23 at the time of her death.