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Trial for Woman Accused of Killing Stepdaughter Postponed

Trial for Woman Accused of Killing Stepdaughter Postponed



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The trial for a Syracuse woman accused of beating her stepdaughter to death has been postponed.

Angela Ray Andrews was scheduled to stand trial on first-degree felony murder in the death of 10-year-old Shelby Andrews.

The trial was postponed because her defense attorneys plan to file a motion that prosecutors say could determine the outcome of the case.

Her attorneys want to determine if a second count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child is part of a single criminal episode.

No new court dates have been set.

Shelby died after being forced into a linen closet. According to court documents, the girl's head previously had been shoved into a wall hard enough to break the drywall. Police responding to the scene said the girl had bruises all over her body.

The girl's father, 39-year-old Ryan Andrews, is serving 15 years to life in prison for his part in the slaying.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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