posted on July 16, 2012 17:18
More delays in the case against the woman accused of punching a 70-year old Wal-Mart employee.
26-year old Jacquetta Simmons was back in Genesee County court Monday where the hearing to discuss the constitutionality of the elder law in which she is being charged was postponed until July 30th.
The delay will give the Attorney General a chance make a decision on matter.
Monday was also the last day for Simmons to take a plea deal. Simmons Co-Council Ann Nichols said they turned down the deal and now the case will go to trial.
“As you will find out on trial this is a young woman who has virtually no criminal history and the allegations against here are in our opinion weak and it is a beatable trial,” said Nichols.
The deal Simmons turned down was to plead guilty to felony assault under the elder law and let Judge Robert Noonan determine her sentence, but either way she would not have served more than 3 ½ years in prison if any time at all.
Jury selection for the trial is set to begin August 20th.