Trial of woman charged with starving son put off due to change of lawyers

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The trial of the mother charged with trying to starve her three-year-old son was put off till October 18 at the defense's request, after the mother's new attorney, Devora Atia, told Jerusalem District Court's judge Yoseph Shapira on Wednesday morning that it was not certain she would indeed represent the accused mother. In previous legal proceedings, the defendant's lawyers were Reuven Bar-Haim and David Halevy. The woman has been charged with abusing a minor or helpless person for whom she was responsible, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of nine years in jail. Meanwhile, the court discussion on the terms of the mother's house arrest is scheduled to take place on Thursday. The prosecution is demanding that the woman not be allowed to live with her other four children.