Thursday, April 10, 2014

Convicted Accomack Arsonist Tonya Bundick Back In Court For Motions Hearings and More

Bundick's motion for venue change approved, motion for 62 separate trials continued

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va.-  A judge has approved a change of venue request for convicted Accomack County arsonist Tonya S. Bundick if she goes to trial on the additional 62 charges filed against her.

During a motions hearing held in Accomack County Circuit Court, Bundick's defense appeared before a judge to discuss their a change of venue request, her request to wear makeup in court and her request for 62 separate trials for all 62 additional arson charges she is facing.

During Thursday's action, judge approved Bundick's request for a change of venue to Virginia Beach and also granted her request to wear makeup in court if she ends up going before a jury again.

However, the judge held off on making a ruling on Bundick's request for 62 separate trials on the additional charges. He said he wanted to reread the testimony Bundick and her co-defendant and fiance, Charlie R. Smith III, gave during their last trial. In addition, the judge said he wants to read statements Smith gave police during his recorded confessions.

Bundick was indicted by a grand jury for an arson spree that occurred between November 2012 and April 2013 in Accomack County.


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