Woman Accused Of Faking Hate Crime Withdraws Motion To Move Trial

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A woman accused of faking a hate crime has withdrawn a motion to move her trial out of Lincoln.

Charlie Rogers' lawyer backed out of the change-of-venue request Wednesday in Lancaster County District Court. Rogers' trial is scheduled to start January 7th.

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.

Lancaster County Judge Gale Pokorny overruled the motion with prejudice, which means Rogers can't ask for another venue change.

She stands by her story, saying two weeks ago, "I have mental illness. That does not make me guilty. It makes me vulnerable in a system that understands nothing about mental illness. I can't remember details, partly because that is what our brains do in instances of trauma and partly because my brain is already made that way due to previous trauma."

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