ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque attorney who shot a homeless man who came into his office will now face a trial. The whole thing was caught on camera and throughout it all he says he did nothing wrong.
After two and a half years and a rollercoaster ride through the courts, a Los Lunas judge found enough evidence Tuesday for the case to go to trial.
It was back in August of 2012, Stephen Biddinger, laid on the porch of the attorney’s office as police responded. A gunshot hit Biddinger in the leg as he stepped into Venie’s downtown Albuquerque law office.
Tuesday a judge gave the case a green-light and it will now go to trial.
KRQE News 13 spoke with Venie in December and he’s sticking to his story.
“I’m completely innocent of these charges. I never asked for what happened. I was just walking back from work and was beset upon,” Venie said.
The trial itself will take place in Albuquerque. It should start sometime this summer. Venie faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.