With tears in her eyes, Hillary John Titsworth stood in Imperial County jail court Monday, her hands shackled and wearing orange jail overalls, and agreed to a time waiver that will delay her preliminary hearing.
Her husband, John Anthony Titsworth, stood next to her, also shackled, and agreed to the same delay.
That time waiver means the Titsworths, both charged with murder in the death of their 2-year-old daughter, Kateland Marie Titsworth, will face a preliminary hearing June 5.
At that hearing the District Attorney's Office will present evidence in its case against the Titsworths.
It will be the job of the DA's office at that hearing to show there is probable cause to believe a crime was committed and the defendants were involved in the crime.
The judge will then decide if there is sufficient evidence to bind over the Titsworths for trial and whether they will be tried on the charge of murder or a lesser charge.