Attorneys in the case of a couple accused of causing the death of their infant son have asked for separate trials and a change of venue.
Amy Hockett and her fiance, Joseph Pierson, are listed as suspects in their son Khaiden’s death.
The court filings were discussed Friday at a scheduled hearing in the case.
The judge took both requests under advisement and has given the attorneys time to file their arguments for trying the defendants separately and for moving the case outside Richmond. The judge gave no indication as to when a ruling on either issue would be made.
There is a pre-trial hearing in the case scheduled for Sept. 26.
The boy was not breathing when paramedics responded to 504 S. 12th St. on Feb. 12. Khaiden would have been 4 months old that weekend.
Hockett and Pierson told News Center 7 in February that they are innocent.
“I’m being accused of hurting the only thing that gives me a reason to breathe. I love that baby,” Hockett said then. “They can accuse whoever they want because I did not hurt my son. I would never hurt my son.”
Both are charged with murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death. Police have not said what may have led to Khaiden’s death.
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