Blast suspect seeks venue change

January 24, 2013

The woman charged in the Richmond Hill subdivision explosion that killed two people wants her trial moved outside Marion County. James Voyles, defense attorney for Monserrate Shirley, filed a motion Thursday morning for a change of venue. Shirley, boyfriend Mark Leonard and his brother Bob Leonard were charged in December with murder and arson in connection with the Nov. 10 explosion that destroyed more than 30 homes. Dion and Jennifer Longworth died in the blast.