KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — An Evergreen man accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son is asking a judge to move his trial to another city.

Brandon Newberry's attorneys say in their request the March trial must be moved to a different populated area because of the misinformation, rumors and inflammatory news articles circulating in Flathead County.

The Flathead Beacon reports (http://bit.ly/1MkAydo ) the attorneys filed their motion on Monday.

Newberry has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in the February death of Forrest Groshelle.

Prosecutors say Forrest died of laceration of the small intestine after being hit multiple times in the stomach.

The boy's mother told deputies that Newberry had been watching Forrest while she worked.

If convicted, Newberry could face up to 100 years in prison.

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