New Evidence Connected to Klapheke Case Postpones Suspect's Court Date

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) -New evidence in connection to the 2012 Tiffany Klapheke child neglect case has indefinitely postponed the trial for a suspect involved.

 At Wednesday's status hearing for former Child Protective Services regional director Martha "Bit" Whitaker, her attorney Randy Wilson withdrew his motion for a speedy trial after new evidence was brought forth in her involvement in the 2012 Tiffany Klapheke child neglect case.

Whitaker was charged 2 years after Tamryn Klapheke, the 22-month-old daughter of Tiffany Klapheke, was found deceased at a home on Dyess Air Force Base in 2012. Two other kids that were neglected and malnourished were removed from the home as well.

Court documents say Whitaker "did intentionally and knowingly alter or conceal...Child Protective Services documents detailing the investigation of the Klapheke children and/or medical records of the Klapheke children and/or Dyess Family Advocacy office records of the Klapheke children, with intent to impair it's availability as evidence in the investigation". Whitaker was indicted for her charge connected to the Klapheke case on July 17, 2014, and was not arrested until July 26, 2014.

As of yet, no date has been set for Whitaker's new status hearing, which will take place before her case proceeds to trial.


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