Manling Williams preliminary hearing delayed again

The preliminary hearing for Manling Williams, 28, who is accused of killing her husband with a sword and smothering their two young children in their beds at their Rowland Heights home was again delayed, officials said.

The hearing, at which a judge determines whether there is enough evidence to hold the defendant for trial, was scheduled for today (Tuesday) after numerous delays.

Deputy District Attorney Pak Kouch said the hearing was continued to Oct. 15 after a sealed motion was filed by the defense. She declined to comment further on the reason for the delay.

Neal Williams, 27, and his two sons, Devon, 7, and Ian, 3, were found dead in their home on the morning of Aug. 8, 2007.

Manling Williams, who initially told officials she was not home when the killings occurred, was arrested later that night on suspicion of murder.

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  • Wondering

    Is there any limit on how many times this preliminary thing can be postponed?

  • The preliminary hearing for Manling Tsang Williams has been postponed again. New hearing date November 17, 2008.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand how this has been going on for this long?!?!?! This is SERIOUSLY wrong and shows how our legal system is wasting money and resources!!!

  • funmom

    I think this is just disgusting…..those kids and there dad need justice!

  • mark

    anything new on this. i live on this block and wonder.

  • A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for May 20, Mark. I’ll let you know if anything happens.

  • Jami

    I was wondering what the status was on this. Anyone know?

  • Anonymous

    They are trying to pick a Jury now. Not sure how that will take