The trial of a woman accused of kidnapping a 4-day-old Davidson County boy last year was delayed another six months last Friday.
U.S. District Court Judge Todd Campbell granted a joint motion to continue the trial of Tammy Renee Silas based on “certain medical issues.”
The trial is rescheduled for Jan. 10, 2011. Campbell ordered at the motion hearing that Silas be seen by a physician.
Police said Silas stabbed Maria Gurrola multiple times at Gurrola’s East Ridge Drive home before kidnapping Yair Anthony Carrillo last September before fleeing to Alabama with the child.
Campbell found the interest of justice in the case warranted the continuance and outweighed the interests of the public and Silas in a speedy trial.
The order states that Silas “is likely to be prejudiced if she is not adequately prepared for trial despite due diligence, and the public interest will not be served if such prejudice ultimately requires this case to be retried.”