The Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court judge delayed the second-degree murder trial of Armstrong Desvallons, accused of inflicting injuries -- including broken ribs, a lacerated liver and internal bleeding -- on Viloude Louis by practicing wrestling maneuvers on her he had seen on television.
The young girl died in the family's Terrytown, La., apartment Aug. 16 while the children's mother was shopping, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported.
The boy's attorney, Molly Gilmore, persuaded Judge Andrea Price Janzen to suppress his confession, made to a Jefferson Parish police detective, or to bar prosecutors from using it.
Prosecutors Elizabeth Curren and Amanda Calogero asked the state's 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule Janzen and allow them to use the evidence they say implicates Desvallons.
The appellate court had not ruled by Wednesday, promoting the delay, the newspaper said.
Janzen said the new date of the trial, Nov. 5, is "set in stone," and would only be changed if the appellate court has not issued a ruling.
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