|Published:||Aug 17, 2012 2:17 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 17, 2012 2:17 PM EDT|
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) - A new trial date has been set for an elderly German woman accused of drowning her 5-year-old grandson in bathtub while they vacationed in the Florida Panhandle.
Attorneys met privately with Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey on Friday to discuss a possible plea deal for 73-year-old Marianne Bordt. The attorneys weren't able to settle the case, so Dempsey scheduled jury selection for Oct. 24.
The case initially had been set for trial last month. The judge put it on hold, though, to give prosecutors more time to prepare a response to Bordt's insanity defense. Bordt faces a possible death sentence.
The victim, Camden Hiers of suburban Atlanta, died in a beach house on St. George Island in January 2010.
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