It could be months before the father accused of letting his son go without water for five days and die goes on trial.
Prosecutors believe Michael Ray James punished his 10-year-old son Jonathan by not allowing him to drink anything.
James' trial was supposed to start Monday morning, but lawyers agreed to reschedule. No new date was announced.
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James faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted for injury to a child.
Last month, a jury sentenced the boy's stepmother, Tina Albseron, to 85 years in prison for her part in the boy's death.