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Tonya Bundick's Trial Continued to April

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ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. - The upcoming trial for convicted Accomack County arsonist, Tonya Bundick, has been continued until April, according to the Accomack County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.

Bundick was scheduled to begin her trial on December 15 in Virginia Beach, but the Clerk's office says that has changed, although no reason was given.

Last week, Bundick's new attorney, Janee Joslin, made a motion to have Bundick's ex-fiancé, and convicted arsonist, Charles Smith, sentenced before her trial, but it was ruled that Smith's sentencing date would be the decision of Accomack County Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar. Agar argued that Smith continues to be cooperative with the court despite not being promised anything. Agar added that a sentence for Smith is pending and "will happen one day."

Smith pleaded guilty in October of 2013 to 67 counts of arson.  Smith has gone 14 months without being sentenced but in that time, has testified twice against Bundick and is set to take the stand again in Bundick's upcoming arson trial.  Smith said he and Bundick are responsible for dozens of arson fires that plagued Accomack County for five months between 2012 and 2013. Bundick denies all involvement.

Bundick's new trial date is set for April 10, 2015 at 9 a.m. in Virginia Beach.

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