MARION, Ind. — Coronavirus has once again stopped the trial for the Gas City woman accused of killing her stepdaughter more than a year ago.
At least four people involved in the trial have gotten coronavirus, said WANE-TV.
Amanda Carmack’s trial began Oct. 19 and was first stopped when at least three people tested positive for coronavirus. Then, when it was supposed to resume on Nov. 4, the spouse of another person involved in the trial tested positive.
The court didn’t want to do a 24-day delay for the trial and decided to declare a mistrial.
A pretrial conference has been scheduled for Nov. 30, and a new trial will be scheduled later.
Carmack is accused of murder, neglect, domestic battery, and strangulation. Police found her stepdaughter Skylea Carmack’s body in a shed last September after she had gone missing.