On Tuesday, prosecutors filed a motion requesting the Judge to enter a plea for Huckaby if she refused to. In a short hearing yesterday, Huckaby finally entered a not guilty plea to all charges relating to the rape and death of Sandra Cantu as well as additional drug charges involving another young girl and an adult male.
Huckaby's preliminary hearing begins Sept. 24 and is expected to last at least six days over the course of three weeks, according to Judge Linda Lofthus. The hearing will be held on Thursdays and Fridays for three consecutive weeks.
It was observed that Huckaby smiled several times during the hearing and made small talk.
Meanwhile the custody battle for Huckaby’s daughter continues with her grandparents seeking custody of Madison as well as her biological father, Johnny Huckaby.
The family court case will be heard in Orange County on July 6.