Trial scheduled in coming days for woman accused of killing daughter in Lewis County


A woman accused of killing her daughter appeared in Lewis County Circuit Court Thursday morning.

Lena Lunsford, who is accused of killing her daughter, Aliayah Lunsford, by hitting her in the head with a solid, handheld object on September 24, 2011, appeared in Lewis County Circuit Court for a motion hearing.

According to the Lewis County Circuit Clerk’s office, the hearing was held to confirm that the trial would still happen as scheduled.

A motion to move Lena Lunsford’s trial was denied in January by Judge Jacob Reger. Judge Reger said if they cannot seat a fair and impartial jury, then he will grant a change of venue at that point.

Jury selection will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, and the trial is set to begin on Monday, April 16.

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