Trial delayed again in Rilya Wilson case

Published On: Feb 21 2012 12:37:06 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 21 2012 12:39:35 PM EST
Rilya Wilson

Rilya Wilson

MIAMI -

Trial is once again being delayed in the murder case involving Rilya Wilson, a little Miami girl who disappeared over a decade ago. 

A Miami-Dade County judge on Tuesday set a new July 23 trial date for Rilya's former caretaker Geralyn Graham. The trial had been set to begin March 26. 

Rilya was a 4-year-old foster child who disappeared in late 2000 and has never been found. The 66-year-old Graham is facing first-degree murder, kidnapping and child abuse charges. Prosecutors are relying heavily on testimony from jail inmates who claim Graham confessed to them. Graham has denied killing Rilya. 

It took 15 months for state child welfare officials to discover Rilya was missing. Florida's child welfare agency was overhauled after Rilya's disappearance but is still accused of lax oversight.

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