BRADENTON -- The trial of Alexander Marr's mother and her boyfriend in the death of her son on his 4th birthday has been delayed to March.
Dianna Marr, 32, and Trevor Cardarelle, 26, are charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child in the death of Alexander Marr.
At about noon April 12, deputies were called to a duplex in the 700 block of 59th Avenue Terrace West, Bradenton, where Alexander lived with his mother and Cardarelle, after reports the boy was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the home.
An autopsy found Alexander suffered traumatic injuries to his head and torso.
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Defense attorney told Circuit Judge Hunter Carroll on Wednesday morning during a case management hearing that more time was needed in order to complete all the depositions planned for the case. Carroll granted the continuance, setting the case for trial during the two-week trial period that begins March 21.
Marr is out of jail on a $15,000 bond. Cardarelle remains held without bond after his April 12 arrest on a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, a violation of his probation for a grand theft conviction.
Marr and Cardarelle are next scheduled in court at 9 a.m. March 15 for a docket sounding hearing.
A charge of capital sexual battery against Cardarelle in another case was declined to be prosecuted by the State Attorney's Office because of a lack of evidence.
Dianna Marr's mother, Karla Kay Gray, 53, charged with failure to report child abuse, was not in court Wednesday. Investigators say she failed to report abuse to Marr's children.
Gray appeared in court Wednesday afternoon for hearing in which her attorney's motion for a statement of particulars was denied.
Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her on Twitter@JDeLeon1012.