Joseph Elledge Requests Change Of Venue

The man who is suspected of playing a role in his wife’s disappearance in Columbia is asking to have his upcoming trial to take place somewhere else.

24 year old Joseph Elledge is facing charges of child abuse and endangerment, on Friday Elledge’s attorneys filed a motion for a change of venue.

The motion cites extra ordinary news coverage of the case and how it could impact the impartiality of a jury in Boone County.

Prosecutors say they believe Joseph Elledege murdered his wife Menqi Ji Elledge.

Currently Elledge is scheduled to stand trial for the child abuse and endangerment charges in late February.