BEMIDJI-- An attorney for a Bemidji man accused of helping burn and bury a woman's body has asked a judge to move his trial to the Twin Cities.

Brandon Rossbach faces one count of aiding an offender in connection with Rose Downwind's death. His alleged accomplice, Marchello Cimmarusti, pleaded guilty to a murder charge in April.

Rossbach's attorney, Kassius Benson, filed a change-of-venue request on Friday, asking that Rossbach's case be moved to Hennepin or Ramsey County. He argued extensive media coverage of Downwind's disappearance and death has turned the community against Rossbach. Downwind was the granddaughter of American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks.

Rossbach is due to appear in court Tuesday for a plea hearing.