Jeena Roberts' Request of Change in Venue Denied

A judge made a ruling to deny change of venue for the former Texas Tech student facing charges of bail jumping two months after pleading guilty to intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault.
Monday a judge made the decision to deny the change of venue request from Jeena Roberts.

Last week the former Texas Tech student's attorneys asked to move her trial out of Lubbock because they feel like potential jurors might already be biased against her.

In Friday's change of venue hearing, Jeena Robert's lawyers argued that they don't think she will be able to get a fair trial right here in Lubbock because they say there has been too much extensive media coverage.

In October 2010 Roberts was involved in a car accident that killed one person.

Court documents show she had been drinking on a Texas Tech class field trip prior to the crash.

Prosecution argues that the coverage of this case wasn't unusual and did not portray it in an inaccurate or flamboyant light.

Roberts plead guilty last November to the charges against her... on one count of intoxication manslaughter and another count of intoxication assault. 

Roberts then  tried to jump bail this past January, by not showing up to jail.


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