Cardenas Trial Pushed Back to September
The trial of Jose "Lalo" Eduardo Arredondo, the teen accused of killing two-year-old Katherine Cardenas, set to begin on Monday has been pushed back to September. The man accused of the crime was to undergo evaluations as part of a competency hearing. We're told the psychiatrist hired by the defense has failed to submit those evaluations, therefore causing a delay.
Arredondo is accused of sexually abusing and strangling two-year-old Katherine Cardenas to death back in September of 2009. The little girl was found dead outside her west Laredo home. Authorities named Arredondo as her attacker, but he wasn't found until about a month later in Nuevo Laredo.
Arredondo has been certified to stand trial as an adult, facing charges of capital murder, two counts of sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping and could face life in prison. He is being held in isolation at the Webb County jail. The trail is set to begin on September 26th of this year in the 49th District Court, two years after the death of the two-year-old.