A Henry County judge has postponed a trial date previously set for October in the case of foster parents accused of killing a 2-year-old girl in their care, officials said Tuesday.
Jennifer Rosenbaum pleaded not guilty on charges of malice murder, felony murder, first-degree cruelty to children and aggravated battery in connection with the death of Lalia Marie Daniel on Nov. 17, 2015, according to Channel 2 Action News.
She and her husband, Joseph Rosenbaum, who is charged with second-degree murder, are out of jail and on bond pending the trial. A judge on Tuesday denied their attorney’s request to have their ankle monitors removed, the news station reported.
Jennifer Rosenbaum, herself a former foster child, said Laila died after she began choking on a piece of chicken and Rosenbaum performed the Heimlich maneuver, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Authorities said, however, that Laila died from a blow to her abdomen that ruptured her pancreas. An autopsy revealed injuries to the child’s body that were months old.
The murder trial now set to begin in March is expected to last two weeks, according to the Rosenbaums’ defense attorney, Corinne Mull.
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