Preliminary Hearing Continued for Chico Mother

REDDING, Calif. - The preliminary hearing was continued for a Chico woman who admitted to leaving her children home alone in the late hours of night when a fire broke out at her home.

Rebecca Moralez is charged with felony child endangerment.

Moralez admitted to KRCR News Channel 7 on Mar. 23 that she did leave her eight- and nine-year-old daughters home alone during the fire.

Today the defense asked for the preliminary hearing to be delayed so they could review video and recordings they say could help prove Moralez's innocence.

The judge granted the continuance.

Moralez will be back in court on May 8.

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