ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - The defense lawyer for accused Eastern Shore arsonist Tonya Bundick made two motions in court Tuesday, but both were denied.
Bundick and her fiance, Charles Smith III, are accused of starting a rash of arsons on Virginia's Eastern Shore between November 2012 and April of this year. The couple was arrested April 2, and Bundick's trial is set for November 6.
In a motion hearing Tuesday, Bundisk's attorney, Shannon Dunham, asked to have the trial moved to a later date, according to the Accomack County Circuit Court clerk. Judge Glen Tyler denied the motion, after which Dunham requested to withdraw as legal counsel. Tyler denied that motion, as well.
During the hearing, Garrett Dunham was appointed as co-council on the Bundick case.
Earlier this month, Dunham was granted a change of venue for the Bundick's after citing the intense media coverage of the arsons and the case; Judge Tyler moved the trial to Virginia Beach.
Bundick was indicted on two counts: arson and conspiracy to commit arson, while her fiance, Charles Smith III, was indicted on 68 counts: 67 arson and 1 conspiracy to commit arson.
Bundick bonded out of jail in September.
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