DA will seek death penalty for Huckaby

September 10, 2009 5:40:41 PM PDT
The District Attorney will seek the death penalty for the woman accused of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old Tracy girl. Melissa Huckaby is accused of kidnapping and killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu.

Cantu disappeared March 27 from the Tracy mobile home park where she lived. Her body was found in a suitcase dumped in an irrigation pond near Tracy on April 6.

Huckaby Thursday filed a motion to fire her attorney. The judge denied the request.

Huckaby also finally entered a plea of not guilty.