UPDATE: Trial date set for Lena Lunsford

Photo from arraignment on March 10.
Photo from arraignment on March 10.(WDTV)
Published: Mar. 10, 2017 at 7:38 AM EST
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UPDATE: 9:21 a.m.

Lena Lunsford entered the court room around 9:08 a.m. for her arraignment hearing.

Lunsford denied the offer to have the indictment read aloud to her by the judge.

The presiding judge then set a few dates for additional hearings in the case. They are as follows:

- June 7th at 9:00 a.m.- Pre-trial Hearing

- June 12th at 9:00 a.m. - Jury Selection

- June 19th at 9:00 a.m. - Trial Start Date

Lunsford's attorney requested dates later in the court term, however, the judge advised that the dates would be set for now, but a continuation could be requested at a later date.

The arraignment ended quickly at 9:13 am, after which Lunsford's attorney advised she was unable to answer any questions about the case at this time.

Stay with 5 News for the latest updates.


Lena Lunsford, mother of missing Aliayah Lunsford, is set to be arraigned Friday morning in Lewis County.

Lunsford was arrested in November and charged with the death of Aliayah, after police say she hit her in the head with a solid object in 2011, and did not allow anyone to give her daughter medical attention before hiding the body.

However, those charges were increased this week after Lunsford was indicted by a Grand Jury.

5 News will be in the courtroom and will have all of the latest updates throughout the morning right here on WDTV.com as well as West Virginia Midday.

Cydney Cooper WDTV is LIVE right now before this morning's arraignment of Lena Lunsford.

Posted by WDTV 5 News on Friday, March 10, 2017