OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Bailey Boswell, the woman accused of murdering Sydney Loofe and dismembering her body was in court Friday morning.
Boswell's attorneys are making a case for her trial to be moved out of Saline County. The change of venue was one of many motions filed ahead of her murder trial. Boswell is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe back in November 2017.
Co-defendant Aubrey Trail was found guilty of the murder back in July.
The defense argued the three women who were not identified in the Trail trial should be allowed to be named by the media because normally that's allowed, and the witnesses shouldn't be immune because they're embarrassed about their actions.
Judge Vicky Johnson didn't allow a camera in the courtroom because rules say no cameras during pre-trial hearings. Both sides still don't want their testimony broadcast.
"I don't disagree with what you're saying...but these two cases are extraordinary," Johnson said.
Defense Attorney Todd Lancaster also wanted gruesome crime scene photos, talks about witchcraft, and hearsay statements from Trail banned from the proceedings.
They also asked if Boswell could wear make-up during the trial, but the judge hesitated because security will be very careful of what's brought into her cell after Trail slashed his own neck.
Judge Johnson will take the motions under advisement and will likely have another hearing on some of them at a later date.
Boswell’s trial is scheduled to begin on October.
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