Lisa Holland's trial will go on as scheduled September 11. Circuit Court Judge Paula Manderfield denied a motion for a delay Friday. Tim Holland's trial has been delayed until January following an appeal by his attorney.
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Ferency argues two trials and two juries will be costly and the Williamston couple accused of abusing and killing their adopted son Ricky won't receive fair trials.
Judge Manderfield also denied motions from their attorneys to annul the felony first degree child abuse charge regarding mental harm. Judge Manderfield will soon examine whether expert witnesses for the Holland's will be paid for by the county as the couple has exhausted their funds.
Motions dealing with introducing photographs and lab reports will be taken up as they come up at trial.