LINCOLN | Charlie Rogers on Wednesday yanked a bid to move her trial, and a judge all but assured that she’ll be tried in Lancaster County, Neb.
Rogers, the 34-year-old woman accused of faking a brutal hate crime in July, withdrew her motion to change the venue of her trial, which is scheduled to start Jan. 7.
Lancaster County Judge Gale Pokorny overruled the motion with prejudice, meaning Rogers can’t ask again later down the road.
Pokorny seemed mildly annoyed that he had blocked out time to hear arguments on a motion that was withdrawn.
“We set aside an entire afternoon,” he said to Rogers’ attorney, Brett McArthur.
Pokorny requested the jury commissioner marshal 60 Lancaster County residents as potential jurors. He told McArthur and Chief Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Pat Condon to by week’s end give him questions to ask the possible jurors.