Trial date delayed in Arizona Jhessye Shockley's murder case
PHOENIX -- A Phoenix judge has delayed setting a trial date for a woman accused in her missing 5-year-old daughter's death.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Martin ruled Friday that he'll give Jerice Hunter's new attorneys more time to review evidence.
KPHO-TV says Hunter's pretrial conference now is scheduled for April 15.
Hunter's previous attorney withdrew from the case last month, claiming he hadn't been paid.
The 38-year-old Hunter was arrested in September. She has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and child abuse.
Glendale police claim Jhessye (jesse) Shockley was killed and her body put in a Tempe trash bin before Hunter reported her daughter missing on Oct. 11, 2011.
A 96-day search at a Phoenix-area landfill ended last June without finding the girl's remains.
Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/