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No Change of Venue

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Lamar mother accused of drowning her daughter and infant son in a bathtub last year will have to stand trial on murder charges in the same community where she lives.

A district judge has ruled against a change of venue request for 34-year-old Rebekah Amaya.

She faces two counts of first-degree murder in the October 2003 drowning deaths of 4-year-old Grace Headlee and 5-month-old Gabriel Amaya.

Her attorney argued Monday that the case should be moved to another county because too many people in the Lamar area are acquainted with the family.

But Prowers District Judge Douglas Tallman ruled against the request.

The woman allegedly told officers she killed the children after getting a sign from a spider that crawled across her hand.

She remains jailed without bond.


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