- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Lawyers for a Sioux Falls woman accused of helping plan a botched drug robbery are asking a judge to move her trial, saying media coverage of the case has biased potential jurors.

Faith Rasmussen’s trial has been delayed until a judge rules on the motion for a change of venue. She’s charged with burglary and robbery for her alleged role in a plot that ended with the December 2013 slaying of her then-boyfriend, Jordan LeBeau.

The Argus Leader reports (https://argusne.ws/1EHeGp4 ) defense attorney Shawn Tornow also has filed a motion to suppress an interview Rasmussen had with law officers.

A hearing is scheduled Friday on the motions.

Rasmussen previously was sentenced in federal court to nearly seven years in prison for her role in a drug ring tied to LeBeau’s killing.

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Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com


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