Kornbrath said the YWCA told Lunsford last week that she is no longer a viable candidate for the program and owes the organization $720 in back rent. He said Lunsford was told that she can no longer participate in the program because her substance abuse is in remission and because she recently became pregnant.
Lunsford's other six children are in state care, and the state Supreme Court has upheld a Lewis County judge's order terminating her parental rights.
The U.S. Probation Office ordered Lunsford to relocate to the Clarksburg area to serve the remaining nine months because she can't afford to pay the rent owed to the YWCA and soon will have to leave, he said.
Moving Lunsford will undercut her chances of succeeding while she is on supervised release, he said. It would be difficult for her to find a job and she has nowhere to live.
She has filed for divorce from her husband, Ralph, and her brother won't allow her to live with him, Kornbrath said.
"He was seen picketing outside the federal courthouse when his own sister was sentenced," he said of the brother.
Kornbrath said West Virginia Child Protective Services won't allow Lunsford to return to her aunt's residence because the woman's minor grandchildren, who live with her, would have to be placed somewhere else.
Kornbrath's motion requests a status hearing to determine whether it is appropriate for Lunsford to serve the remainder of her supervised release in Wheeling. No hearing has been set.