Judge Sets Hearing Date In Lena Lunsford Case
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 07, 2013 @ 6:46PM
Created on May 07, 2013 @ 1:35PM
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A judge will hear arguments later this month on a plan to move the mother of a missing Aliayah Lunsford from Wheeling to the Clarksburg area, where Lena Lunsford says she's a "social pariah."
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey has scheduled a hearing for May 23 in Wheeling.
Lunsford was freed from prison after serving eight months for welfare fraud and placed on one year of supervised release. Probation officials now want to move her.
Lunsford opposes the move. She's been living at a YWCA, attending West Virginia Business College and working at a pizza shop. Public defender Brian Kornbrath also says she's pregnant with her eighth child.
Three-year-old Aliayah Lunsford vanished in 2011 in Lewis County. Authorities have never found her or arrested anyone.
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