NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a Louisiana woman accused in the burning death of a 6-month-old boy.
News outlets report a judge said the trial for Felicia Smith would begin Jan. 19, 2021. Levi Cole Ellerbe died in July 2018 after being found with burns on 90% of his body.
Prosecutors say his mother asked Smith to kill the boy. Both Smith and the boy’s mother are charged with first-degree murder. The Alexandria Town Talk reports lawyers for Smith worked Tuesday to obtain DNA data from the state crime lab.
The judge had signed a subpoena for the evidence, but it hasn’t been turned over.