Prosecutors in Stockton, California announced yesterday that they will be seeking the death penalty against Melissa Huckaby, the Sunday School teacher accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 8-year-old Sandra Cantu earlier in the year.
Huckaby pleaded not guilty to the charges in a hearing on Thursday in San Joaquin County Superior Court. She was indicted back in August on charges of murdering her daughter’s friend as well as drugging two other people in what very well may have been a practice run for the main event.
Huckaby also requested a new attorney but that request was denied by Judge Linda Loftus. She has another hearing scheduled for September 25th.