The case of a mother accused of causing the death of her 2-year-old daughter by feeding her a toxic amount of salt could start the trial process Tuesday, although settlement discussions are taking place.
Attorneys for Hillary Titsworth, who is charged with first-degree murder, and her husband, John Anthony Titsworth, who is charged with lesser counts, are expected to argue Tuesday the Titsworths should be tried separately.
Attorneys expected to argue the matter this week, but the judge set to hear the case, Matias Contreras, was unavailable.
The Titsworths' case stems from the April 9 death of their daughter, Kateland. Westmorland residents Hillary and John Titsworth were arrested on suspicion of murder and the District Attorney's Office filed murder charges against both.
The charges against John Titsworth were later reduced to child abuse and being an accessory after the fact.
The DA's Office is continuing to pursue a first-degree murder charge against Hillary Titsworth.