A Philadelphia judge has ruled that the mother of Danieal Kelly is entitled to a preliminary hearing on the murder charges she faces for the starvation-and-neglect death of her daughter two years ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Julius Murray, a social worker who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for failing to visit Danieal on a regular basis, has also been granted a preliminary hearing. A date for the preliminary hearings will be set at a Sept. 15 status hearing on the case. The other defendants in the case will go directly to trial. The body of 14-year-old Danieal Kelly, who had cerebral palsy, was found covered with bedsores in her mother's Parkside home on August 4, 2006.
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