Kennewick, WA- For reasons left unexplained, a murder trial has abruptly been pushed back until fall.
Phien Sisouvahn's trial was scheduled to begin this month, but this morning her defense attorney asked for and received a new trial date of September 14.
When we asked prosecutor Andy Miller why the long delay, he referred us to the defense, who said he had no comment.
Kennewick police arrested Sisouvahn last June after discovering the body of ARACELI CAMACHO GOMEZ in Columbia Park. Detectives believe Sisouvahn stabbed the woman and cut her unborn baby from her womb.
Police later found the infant with Sisouvahn.
Prosecutor Andy Miller last month decided not to seek the death penalty.
Today the judge granted a defense request to have Sisouvahn's shackles removed while she's in the courtroom.