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Change of venue denied in child beating death

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The trial for a Fort Wayne mother accused of contributing to the death of her 2-year-old boy will take place in Allen County.

ABC21 previously reported Amber Garrett requested a change of venue for her trial. She is the mother of a toddler allegedly beaten to death by her boyfriend. The hearing took place on May 22, however, a judge denied the request on Monday. 

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ABC21 previously reported two-year-old Malakai Garrett was taken to a firehouse back in November with serious internal injuries and later died. Amber Garrett's boyfriend Mitchell Vanryn is charged with murder in Malakai's death.

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Garrett's trial is scheduled to take place in an Allen County courtroom beginning September 11. 

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