Speculation Loughner trial could be moved out of Arizona

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A California judge has already been tapped to hear the case of alleged gunman Jared Lee Loughner.


Now, there's speculation the entire case could get moved to California.

The speculation stems from a Washington post report.

It says federal authorities were already working to move the case to San Diego, but sources within the federal court system are denying that rumor.

It seems likely Loughner's attorneys will ask for a change of venue, but prosecutors have vowed to fight such a motion and hope to have Loughner tried in Arizona.

California Judge Larry Burns will hear Loughner's case.  All Arizona judges recused themselves since one of the victims was Arizona's own, Federal Judge John Roll.

Loughner faces five federal counts of murder and attempted murder for the shootings of roll, Giffords and other federal employees.

State charges will be filed later.