Trial delayed for suspect in child's death - - Jackson, MS

Trial delayed for suspect in child's death

A judge has postponed the trial of Justin Barratt Blakeney, who is charged with capital murder in the 2010 death of 2-year old Victoria Viner at a Jones County home.

Blakeney was scheduled for trial on November 18 in Jones County Circuit Court. It was delayed this week. No new trial date has been announced.

Blakeney remains in the county jail without bond.

Court records show Blakeney told medical personnel that the child fell from a stool and hit her head. The child died later at a Jackson hospital. An autopsy showed the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

In 2011, the child's mother, Lidia Viner, pleaded guilty to felony child abuse. She was given a five-year suspended sentence.

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