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Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014 4:00 pm | Updated: 8:48 pm, Sat Jun 7, 2014.

The defense attorney for Rhiannon Montoya, a woman accused of masterminding the 2012 murder of her uncle in his Chimayó-area home, has petitioned for a change of venue for her trial.

The attorney claims Montoya can’t get a fair trial in Rio Arriba County because the victim was well known to the community and because of media coverage of the case.

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