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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.
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, http://www.theintermountain.com