Melissa Huckaby More Composed during Her Second Court Appearance

By Mike Martinez
San Jose Mercury News
April 24, 2009

STOCKTON — Melissa Huckaby, charged with the killing of Sandra Cantu, sat quietly during her court appearance this afternoon, briefly smiling at her attorney and nodding at the judge when addressed.

The 28-year-old single mother from Tracy did not enter a plea to charges she kidnapped, raped and murdered the 8-year-old girl. Her arraignment was held over until May 22.

The San Joaquin County Superior Court judge sealed Sandra's autopsy report, and Huckaby's public defender officially withdrew his office's request to have Sandra's body removed from a crypt and re-examined by a pathologist.


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