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Bailey Boswell attorneys want trial moved

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 17:39:32-04

SALINE COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Attorneys for Bailey Boswell, accused of murdering 24-year-old Sydney Loofe, want her trial moved from Saline County.

Boswell, accused of first degree murder and improper disposal of human remains, is to begin her trial in October.

Co-defendant Aubrey Trail was convicted of first degree murder in Saline County on July 10.

Loofe was last seen in November of 2017, with Trail and Boswell allegedly luring her using the dating app Tinder. Her dismembered body was found in Clay County two weeks after her disappearance.

Trail faces the death penalty and has already requested a new trial.

Court documents from Boswell's attorneys argue extensive media coverage of the case would create prejudice when choosing a jury for her trial, saying "the saturation of this type of coverage makes it unlikely the defendant can receive a fair and impartial trial if a jury is picked from Saline County." Her attorneys request to no longer allow cameras in the courtroom.

Attorneys also argue any spectators with memorial buttons, clothing or signs would create an "unacceptable threat to the Defendant's right to a fair and impartial trial." Attorneys also ask to prevent law enforcement witnesses from testifying in uniform or bearing a badge or firearm.

Documents also show the request to exclude witchcraft, sorcery or occult-related testimony.

A hearing will take place regarding the request to change venues on August 9.