On Thursday, Cardwell appeared back in front of the judge at the 19th Judicial District Court following several motions filed by her attorney, Gail Ray. Including one asking the judge to reduce her $317,500 bond.
After receiving a large amount of evidence from the state, Ray asked the judge for an extension on the motion hearing.
A little history of this case, Cardwell initially reported her daughter as missing, but after the child’s body was discovered in Mississippi, police said Cardwell admitted to punching the girl in the torso, causing her head to strike a bathroom cabinet.
Cardwell’s boyfriend, Phillip Gardner, allegedly put her in a suitcase to dispose of her body. Both Cardwell and Gardner are facing second-degree murder charges.
Gardner is expected to appear at the courthouse next week for a motion hearing. A trial date for either case has yet to be scheduled.