Change of venue hearing for Lunsford Conaway trial rescheduled for Jan. 8

WESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A change of venue hearing for Lena Lunsford Conaway's trial has been rescheduled for January 8, according to Lewis County Chief Circuit officials.

The hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed by Lewis County Chief Circuit Judge Jake Reger.

The motion for a change in venue was filed in November by Defense Attorney Tom Dyer, who said the defense does not believe Lunsford-Conway can receive an impartial trial since the general public is familiar with the case.

Lunsford Conaway was indicted in March on murder charges in relation to the death of her 3-year-old daughter, Aliayah Lunsford, in 2011.