Woman’s trial in baby’s death 40 years ago delayed again

April 12, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The trial for a woman accused of killing her newborn 40 years ago has been pushed back again. 

Theresa Bentaas’ trial was set to start Monday in Sioux Falls. But Randy Sample with the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office said both sides agreed to a postponement and a new start date hasn’t been set.

The postponement marks the third delay in the trial since the 58-year-old Bentaas was charged in March 2019 with two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter.