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Ashley Mack

Ashley Mack

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WTVR) – The December trial for a woman accused of killing her estranged husband will be moved from Colonial Heights, according to CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil.

Ashley Mack was one of four people charged in the Feb. 2013 beating death of her husband Rusty Mack.

During a Monday morning motion’s hearing Mack’s attorney, Joe Morrissey, asked the judge to move her trial to Henrico County and to change its start date.

In the end, the judge agreed to move the trial out of Colonial Heights, where Mack’s death received much attention, to Chesterfield, but did not agree to delay the trial.

Ashley Mack is accused of hitting and kicking Rusty Mack, to whom she’d been married for a few months, outside his Colonial Heights apartment. Mack died as a result of his injuries.

She will be the third of the four suspects to face trial in this case. A jury found the first suspect not guilty and charges were nolle prossed against the second suspect.

This is a developing story.