Lawyers for Woman Charged in Killings Request Venue Change
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys are seeking a new trial venue for a Montana woman charged in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found dismembered in acid-filled tubs in a basement.
The Missoulian reports lawyers for 23-year-old Tiffanie Pierce motioned Monday for the trial to move to Yellowstone County, arguing the new location would preserve more impartiality among potential jurors.
Pierce is charged with deliberate homicide in the 2017 stabbing deaths of 15-year-old Marilyn Pickett and 24-year-old Jackson Wiles. She has pleaded not guilty.
The bodies were discovered in the basement of Pierce's Missoula home.
Prosecutors say Augustus Standingrock and Pierce tried to dissolve the bodies in plastic tubs filled with chemicals.
Standingrock pleaded guilty last month to charges of deliberate homicide and accountability to deliberate homicide.
Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com