A Kansas City, Kan., man charged with killing five men in two states has been granted a change of venue to St. Louis from mid-Missouri.
Pablo Serrano-Vitorino allegedly killed four men in Kansas City, Kan., in March, then fled to Montgomery County, Mo., where he allegedly killed another man before he was arrested.
On Thursday, a judge in Montgomery County granted his request for a change of venue and ordered the case moved to St. Louis.
Serrano-Vitorino, 40, is charged in Montgomery County with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and burglary in the shooting death of Randy J. Nordman, 49, of New Florence, Mo.
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He is also charged in Wyandotte County with four counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Michael Capps, 41, Jeremy Waters, 36, and brothers Clint Harter, 27, and Austin Harter, 29.
Capps lived next door to Serrano-Vitorino, who allegedly barged into his house with an assault-style rifle and shot all four men.
He will be tried in Wyandotte County after the Missouri case is completed. He faces a possible death sentence in both states.