Judge Decides to Delay Klapheke Trial

By BCHP News

Published 09/24 2013 04:05PM

Updated 09/27 2013 06:24PM

A judge has decided to allow a delay in the trial of Tiffany Klapheke, the mother accused of neglecting her three children, resulting in the death of her then 22-month-old.

The continuance hearing began Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Klapheke's lawyer, John Young, also filed a motion Monday to substitute council on behalf of Houston defense attorney George Parnham. The substitution was dependent upon the Judge allowing the continuance, giving Parnham time to prepare to take over the case.

The judge decided to delay the trial 120 days. Both Young and Parnham will serve as Klapheke's defense attorney's.

Parnham served as the defense attorney in the Andrea Yates trial. Yates was accused of drowning her five children and, following an appeal, received a "not guilty" verdict on grounds of insanity.

A part of the motion filed on Monday by Young suggests that the defense may seek to plea insanity, though this cannot be confirmed as yet.  

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