WESTON, W.Va. — A trial has been postponed for a woman charged in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.

The Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/2pPpZ32 ) reports a Lewis County circuit judge on Thursday rescheduled the trial of Lena Marie Lunsford Conaway to Oct. 10. It had been scheduled to start in June.

Her attorney, Tom Dyer, sought more time to go over evidence.

Conaway is charged with murder of a child by parent by failure to provide necessities, death of a child by parent by child abuse, child abuse resulting in injury and concealment of a dead human body.

She had reported her daughter, Aliayah Lunsford, missing in 2011.

According to a criminal complaint, witnesses saw Conaway bludgeoning the girl. The child’s body hasn’t been recovered.

Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.theet.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.