Lena Lunsford waives right to preliminary hearing

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LEWIS COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) - UPDATE: Lena Lunsford, accused in the death of her three-year-old daughter Aliayah, has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Her case will now go to circuit court.

Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Lunsford was escorted into court Wednesday afternoon. Her lawyer requested that Lunsford's bond of $250,000 in cash be reduced. Magistrate John Coffman of Upshur County cited the safety of the community and Lunsford when denying that motion.

"That is just unreal that they would even ask, you know," Vickie Bowen, Aliayah's great-aunt, remarked afterwards. "She doesn't need to be out on the streets."

ORIGINAL: 5 News is outside the Lewis County Judicial Complex awaiting Lena Lunsford's arrival.

She made a court appearance last week where her preliminary hearing was rescheduled for Wednesday, November 16. Lena is expected to be in court by 2:30 p.m. Stay with 5 News for the latest updates.