A hearing to determine whether a Palm Desert woman accused in the death of her two-month-old daughter will stand trial was delayed today until next month.
Amanda Lasby, 25, of Palm Desert pleaded not guilty last month to charges of murder, assaulting a child causing great bodily injury and willful child cruelty stemming from her daughter's March 30 death.
Lasby appeared in court Monday morning for a felony settlement conference at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge William S. Lebov agreed to the delay the hearing until Dec. 28 at the request of Deputy Public Defender Richard Verlato.
Lasby was arrested Friday, Sept. 30 at a home on Ocotillo Drive near Grapevine Street after a coroner's report showed the child’s injuries were consistent with abuse, said Sgt. Mike Lujan of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
The forensic evidence revealed that the cause of death was attributed to blunt force trauma, Lujan said
Lasby was being held at the Indio Jail in lieu of $1 million.