John Anthony Titsworth, charged with his wife in the murder of their 2-year-old daughter, today told a Superior Court judge he wants a speedy trial.
Titsworth's comments came during a pre-trial hearing in the county jail court this morning for Titsworth and his wife, Hillary.
Deputy District Attorney Deborah Owen, assigned to prosecute the Titsworths, told Superior Court Judge Joseph Zimmerman that Hillary Titsworth has confessed to force-feeding salt to her daughter, Kateland.
Owen said she plans to argue it was salt poisoning that caused Kateland's death April 9.
Before today's hearing, attorneys for the Titsworths and Owen met to discuss delaying the preliminary hearing set for June 5.
The attorneys then came back into court and Zimmerman said the parties had agreed to delay the preliminary hearing, at which evidence would officially be presented, until June 26.
When Zimmerman asked Hillary Titsworth if she would agree to waive her rights to a speedy trial, she answered "yes."