An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled this afternoon that the case of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle will be moved to Los Angeles County.

Mehserle is accused of murder for the shooting death of Oscar Grant III on the platform of the Fruitvale BART station on New Year’s Day.

Judge Morris Jacobson made the ruling at hearing this afternoon in Oakland.

“The interest of justice will best be served by transferring the case to Los Angeles County,” Jacobson said.

Jacobson said Alameda County does not have the resources to send a judge to Los Angeles County and that it will be up to the state Supreme Court chief justice to select a judge for the case.

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