LEWIS COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATE 11: 44 PM
Tom Dyer, the attorney for Lena Lunsford Conaway, said he has just gotten word the hearing set for Friday has been pushed back to October 5 at 1 p.m.
Lunsford was supposed to appear in court Friday, after Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Christina Flanigan filed a motion requesting a delay in the trial, which was originally scheduled for October 12.
However, Dyer said Circuit Judge Jacob Reger chose to push the hearing back to examine his schedule for a possible new trial date.
Dyer added his team will not object to the motion and that he would be surprised if the motion isn't granted.
A Lewis County prosecuting attorney has requested a delay in the Lena Lunsford-Conaway trial.
According to Defense Attorney Tom Dyer, Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Christina Flanigan filed a motion to request the trial delay Tuesday.
This wouldn’t be the first time the trial has been delayed. The trial date was set for June 2017, but was moved to October 12 after the defense requested more time.
Lunsford-Conaway was indicted in March on murder charges in relation to the death of her young daughter, Aliayah Lunsford. Her last court appearance was in June, when a judge denied the defense’s request for a jury consultant.
A hearing Friday will determine whether the prosecution’s delay request is granted.