HANCOCK COUNTY -- The preliminary hearing has been delayed in a capital murder case involving a toddler believed to have died of abuse.
Charles Connetti III, 25, is now set for a hearing June 7 in the slaying of his girlfriend's son.
Maddox Viergge was 16 months old. He died of traumatic head injuries just after midnight April 2.
Connetti's hearing had been set for Tuesday.
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Hancock County sheriff's investigators have said Connetti caused the injuries while he was caring for the toddler.
Capital murder is a killing that occurs during another felony act. The underlying charge in this case is felony child abuse.
Connetti is held on a $1 million bond at the Hancock County jail. He has been in custody since April 5.