The trial of a Lubbock woman accused of killing a bicyclist will stay in the Hub City, at least for now.
You may remember, three years ago a jury convicted Callie Long of intoxicated manslaughter. She allegedly killed cyclist, Brett Walrath, in a hit and run in August of 2003.
Last April, the Amarillo Court of Appeals reversed the decision, saying that Long did not receive a fair trial because, jurors were not given the option of convicting her on the lesser charge of failure to stop and render aid.
During a pre-trial hearing late Wednesday morning, Judge Brad Underwood denied the defense's motion for a change of venue, due to improperly filed paper work. The defense plans to re-file.
Judge Underwood also ruled that a questionaire would be given to potential jurors, to detemine how much they know about the case.
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