The former University of Nebraska women's basketball player charged with faking a hate-crime attack wants her trial to be moved out of the Lincoln area.
An attorney for 34-year-old Charlie Rogers, formerly of South Sioux City, has asked Lancaster County Judge Gale Pokorny to move her trial to a different venue.
Attorney Brett McArthur says there's "a substantial risk" jurors would be tainted by publicity that has saturated the community. Judge Pokorny has not yet ruled on the request.
Rogers is charged with making a false report for telling police in July that three masked men broke into her home, assaulted her and carved derogatory words in her arms and abdomen.
She has pleaded not guilty and maintains her innocence, insisting the attack happened.
From Associated Press