Bailey Boswell murder trial moving to Dawson County

WILBER, Nebraska (KTIV) – The trial for one of the people charged in the 2017 death of a Neligh, Nebraska, woman will be moving out of Saline County.

According to court documents filed Friday in Saline County District Court, the first-degree murder trial for Bailey Boswell will be moving to Dawson County. Her trial originally scheduled for October 15 in Saline County is now being moved to March 16, 2020, in Dawson County.

She and 52-year-old Aubrey Trail are charged in the death of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe. In July Trail was found guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree criminal conspiracy to commit murder. Trail filed a motion for a new trial in mid-August. That hearing will take place at 11 a.m. on September 11 in Saline County District Court in Wilber.

Following Trail’s conviction, Boswell’s defense team filed for a change of venue, stating the extensive coverage in Trail’s case would make it difficult to find a jury in Saline County and would violate Boswell’s right to a fair trial by an impartial jury.

Loofe vanished in November of 2017, after going on a date with Boswell. Her dismembered body was found weeks later along a state highway in central Nebraska.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Trail and Boswell.

Blake Branch

Blake Branch

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