Alaska woman accused of killing daughters disrupts hearing
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A hearing for an Alaska woman accused of killing her two infant daughters was disrupted when she protested her public defender’s request that her trial be delayed.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Stephany Bilecki, of Fairbanks, called out from her seat Thursday, telling the judge she doesn’t want her trial held in December.
Bilecki’s public defender, Justin Racette, asked Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy to reschedule Bilecki’s omnibus hearing for Dec. 13 to allow him time to get up to speed on the case.
Omnibus hearings are held so the judge can determine whether any motions will be filed, whether both sides have access to important evidence and whether the trial is likely to start on the scheduled date.
McConahy granted Racette’s request and rescheduled the trial for the week of Dec. 31.
Bilecki has pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com