FORT MYERS, Fla.- Gail Andrews appeared in Federal Court for a status conference Tuesday afternoon.
The 62-year old is accused of hiding her mother's death for 14 months, in order to cash in on almost $74,000 in Social Security checks.
During the status conference, Jeff Michelland of the US Attorney's Office and Andrews' Public Defender Martin Der Ovanesian requested the trial be continued, as the two parties work toward a resolution. Judge Charlene E. Honeywell granted the request, and the trial is now pushed back until November. This is the fourth time the case has been delayed.
In June of 2010, Lee County Sheriff's deputies discovered Gladys Andrew's decomposed body inside the Fort Myers home she and Gail shared. Gail Andrews told WINK News she kept her mother's death a secret because she was afraid Code Enforcement would take away her home, which was in very poor condition.
Another status conference is scheduled for October 11th at 1:30 pm. If convicted on all counts, Andrews could face up to 15 years in federal prison.