With the coronavirus pandemic not going away, a murder trial continues to be put on hold in La Salle County. 

The next status hearing for 24-year-old Kenneth Herbst of La Salle has been set for Friday, June 26th.   He was in court Friday for a brief time as lawyers and the judge agreed to delay proceedings. Herbst has waived his right to a speedy trial. 

He is accused of holding his baby boy’s face into a pillow, causing the two-month-old to die, last March.  He is locked up in LaSalle County Jail, needing 200 thousand dollars to bond out.  

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