According to Deputy District Attorney Jeremy Ibrahim, this is the status of the Sara Batterham case.
“The trial set for tomorrow [last Wednesday] was vacated. Judge Ball revoked the defendant’s pro per status, which means she is no longer allowed to represent herself. Therese Hankel was appointed to be her attorney for all purposes. After Therese was appointed, she asked the judge for a continuance in order to prepare her defense. The judge granted her continuance. We are back in court on February 7, 2012 for a trial setting.”
The retrial is for count 5 (intimidating a witness). The jury initially deadlocked on this charge.
In court on Wednesday, prior to being appointed counsel, Batterham said she had dreamt that Judge Ball had been beating her to death with his gavel and smothering her with his robes.