The trial for a man charged with murder in the 2010 death of a Bibb County toddler was postponed Wednesday after the discovery of new evidence in the case.
A jury was chosen Monday for the trial of Lashundra Monique Davis, 31, and Robert Glover, 32, in the death of 15-month-old Brandi Ellis.
Just before opening statements were scheduled to begin Tuesday, though, Davis pleaded guilty to cruelty to children.
As a result of her plea, new evidence came to light that needs further investigation before Glover can go to trial, Judge Howard Simms told jurors as he released them from duty Wednesday morning.
Ellis died at a hospital March 20, 2010. Authorities contend she was in the care of Davis, Glover and her mother, 30-year-old Yonshae Larie Ellis, when she sustained injuries that led to her death. Besides a head injury, the child had a fractured thumb, leg, shoulder and ribs, according to an indictment in the case.
The three adults were charged with murder.
Simms reserved sentencing for Davis until after she testifies at Glover’s trial. She will remain out on bond until the trial, which has not been scheduled.
Glover and Ellis, whose case is being handled separately, also have been released on bond.