|Shelby Herchak is taken into custody at arrest processing downtown Calgary after being charged with the death of her son in this file photo. (STUART DRYDEN/QMI AGENCY)
CALGARY — The start of a trial for an accused baby-killing mom has been adjourned and the accused granted bail.
Shelby Anna Herchak, who’s accused of murdering her infant son in 2010, appeared in court Friday where it was decided she’d be freed, her lawyer Kim Ross said.
“The Crown has agreed on her release, she’s been granted bail,” Ross said.
Herchak, 21, is charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 25, 2010 death of her 26-day-old son, Daniel.
At the time, police said the infant likely endured “one or more impacts with a solid object, or against a solid object.”
On Friday, court heard new information had arisen on the case, which led to Herchak’s trial, scheduled to begin Oct. 22, to be adjourned.
A new date for a trial is to be set Oct. 11.
Ross said that new evidence is “something that potentially could be favourable” to his client.
“Both the Crown and I want to assess that new information.”
Herchak was originally granted bail but that was revoked due to alleged breaches of her release conditions.
Her parents, who’d signed a surety for her freedom, withdrew it.
She’s been in custody at Calgary Remand Centre since February 2011.
Her trial had been expected to last for two weeks.