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Brian Horn trial set for 2014

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A former taxi driver who is accused of killing 12 year-old Justin Bloxom, will finally go to trial on February 10th in East Baton Rouge.

In March of 2010, Brian Horn, a twice convicted sex offender, allegedly lured Justin Bloxom away from his home by pretending to be a girl in text messages and then killed him. Bloxom's body was found in some woods in Stonewall several hours after he was reported missing.

Horn faces the death penalty if convicted of First Degree Murder. Horn's lawyers asked for a change in venue because so many people in this area are familiar with the case.

This isn't the first time Horn's trial has been postponed. Back in April, a judge agreed to give defense lawyers more time to prepare their case. Horn's trial was supposed to start in June of this year in Lafayette but his lawyers asked for a change in venue do to the publicity of the case.

While the past few years have been difficult for Bloxom's family, his mother, Amy Fletcher, has been quite busy trying to prevent what happened to her son from happening to anyone else.

Since Bloxom's death, Amy Fletcher pushed for Louisiana and Texas to pass the "Justin Bloxom Bill." The bill, which has already passed in Louisiana, bans convicted sex offenders from driving taxis, limousines and buses. It also keeps registered sex offenders from working carnival rides or holding service jobs where they would go into homes.

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