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Christopher Davila's trial delayed until February

The trial for the man accused of killing baby King Jay Davila was expected to start Tuesday.

Christopher Davila was in court Tuesday as the trial for the man accused of killing 8-month-old baby King Jay Davila was expected to start. The judge, however, announced a delay in the trial until February 2020. 

Davila's attorney Robert Behrens is hoping to reach a deal with prosecutors before the trail. 

"He is prepared to take an offer if he thinks it's reasonable and so far we don't have a solid offer, so once we get one we can start working on it," Behrens said.    

Davila, baby King Jay's mother's boyfriend, was the first person arrested in this case. He is facing charges for injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, which carries a 5-99 years or life in prison if found guilty. 

Police say Davila admitted to burying baby King's body after he told police the infant died when he fell off a bed while in a car seat and hit his head. According to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, Davila failed to seek medical attention for the baby causing his death. Davila also faces charges for tampering with evidence by concealing a human corpse. If convicted he faces 2-20 years in prison. Other charges he is facing include felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. 

Behrens described receiving about 'two terabytes' of evidence collected on the case. He said he's reviewing videos, pictures and statements.

Authorities allege Beatrice Sampayo and Angie Torres helped stage the kidnapping of baby King to cover up the death. The two women were in court on Monday and their trials were reset. 

All three were charged in this case but none are facing a murder charge, even though baby King Jay's death was ruled a homicide by blunt force trauma.

When we asked District Attorney Joe Gonzalez why that was the case, he previously sent us this statement saying:

"We have charged all the people where evidence supports a charge related to the death of baby King Jay Davila and concealing evidence of the crime..."

Torres and Sampayo were in court Monday

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