Trial for Faking Hate Crime May be Moved

By: Ann McIntire Email
By: Ann McIntire Email

The former University of Nebraska women's basketball player accused with faking a hate crime attack, would like her trial moved out of the Lincoln area.

An attorney for 34-year-old Charlie Rogers has asked Lancaster County Judge Gale Pokorny to move her trial to a different venue.

Attorney Brett McArthur told the Lincoln Journal Star Monday that there's "a substantial risk" jurors would be tainted by publicity that has saturated the community. 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.

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