Judge issues orders in Eastern Shore arson motions hearing


ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A woman accused of setting dozens of fires in Accomack County appeared in court for a motions hearing Monday.

The judge denied a request by Tonya Bundick’s lawyers to exclude certain evidence against her, but the motion will be revisited at trial. He did, however, order the Commonwealth to keep quiet on bad acts or prior crimes committed by Bundick during opening statements at trial.

Additionally, the judge ordered the Commonwealth to make FBI dog tracking reports available if they have them.

Last month, Bundick pleaded not guilty to starting more than 60 fires in Accomack County between November 2012 and April 2013.

A judge allowed a change of venue in the case because so many people in Accomack County were affected by the fires. Her first of 62 separate trials will take place in Virginia Beach July 14.

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