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Suspect in slaying of Upshur County man seeks change of venue, cites media coverage of case

Reported by: Associated Press
Sunday, May 11, 2014 11:52 AM EDT

An Upshur County man accused of hiring someone to kill another man is asking the court to move his trial to another county.

Rodolfo Villagomez Correa is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of 29-year-old Joshua Oberg.

The Inter-Mountain reports that Correa's attorney told a judge last week that Correa can't get a fair trial in Upshur County because of extensive media coverage.

Co-defendant Jesse Lee Heater of Buckhannon is awaiting trial.

Another co-defendant, Robert Eugene Siron III of Weston, pleaded guilty last December to voluntary manslaughter and conspiracy to conceal a body. He was sentenced to a total 16 years in prison.

Oberg's body was found in a shallow grave in a remote area of Upshur County in 2012.

Information from: The Inter-Mountain,


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