ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A teenager and her soldier boyfriend are seeking separate trials on charges that they conspired to kill the girl’s mother last spring.
The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Lehigh County court records show that 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek and 21-year-old Army Spc. Caleb Barnes have each filed motions for separate trials.READ MORE: Maryland Has Three Confirmed Cases Of The Omicron Variant Of COVID-19, Hogan Says
They are charged in the March stabbing death of 54-year-old Cheryl Silvonek in the driveway of her home near Allentown.
Both defendants are asking for the trial to be moved or a jury brought in from another county, citing intense media coverage.READ MORE: Maryland Manor Burns Down After Homeowner Tries To Smoke Out Snakes
A hearing on pretrial motions is scheduled Tuesday.
Prosecutors charged the teenager as an adult, citing text messages they said detailed her role. Barnes is from El Paso, Texas, but was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland.MORE NEWS: University Of Maryland, Men's Basketball Coach Mark Turgeon Mutually Agree To Part Ways, School Says
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