A judge said Friday that details about the autopsy and toxicology of slain Tracy resident Sandra Cantu will not be made public, while an arraignment of her suspected killer has been continued.

Homicide suspect Melissa Huckaby, 28, is expected to return to court on May 22. She has yet to enter a plea. The slaying of 8-year-old Cantu, who was kidnapped on March 27, has drawn national attention.

Huckaby is charged with murder with the special circumstances of rape with a foreign object, lewd or lascivious conduct with a child under 14 and murder in the course of a kidnapping.

Judge Linda Lofthus said autopsy and toxicology results will not be released because of possible public outrage. (I live close to Tracy, and let me tell you something…the public is already outraged. This probably could have been prevented if the Tracy Police would have investigated the January case better.)

Also on Friday, Huckaby’s defense formally withdrew a motion for a second autopsy of Cantu.

The prosecution said it will release 500 pages of discovery information as well as recordings regarding the case, but more time was needed to turn over more information.

Huckaby was present in the courtroom for Friday’s hearing. She wore a red jumpsuit and shackles. She did not look at members of her family who were present, but she did speak to her attorney.

Members of Huckaby’s family, Cantu’s family, several reporters and many members of the public were in the courtroom.

Huckaby, a Sunday school teacher at Clover Road Baptist Church, was arrested late April 10, four days after Cantu’s body was found stuffed in a suitcase in an irrigation pond north of Tracy.

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