Judge delays Lena Lunsford-Conaway trial until April

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The trial of Lena Lunsford-Conaway has been delayed yet again.

Judge Jake Reger granted the continuance requested by Lunsford-Conaway’s lawyer. She is heading to trial six years after the death of her daughter, Aliayah.

The trial was set for next month but is now slated to take place in April.

Attorney Tom Dyer asked for the extension so the defense could complete some investigations of its own, and that the time remaining before the original date was not enough to complete that work.

Dyer said those investigations should be complete by the April date, but that he may still request to move the trial as it progresses.

“We will be prepared to renew the motion to change venue at any time throughout that process if it doesn’t appear that we’re going to be able to get an impartial jury,” said Dyer.

Jury selection in the case is set for April 12, and the trial will begin on April 16.

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