Hearing set for dad charged with daughter’s manslaughter

The man who led San Francisco police to the body of his 5-month-old daughter will wait until next month to appear in court, despite exercising his right to a speedy trial less than two weeks ago.

Anthony Theard, 24, remains in custody on manslaughter and parole violation charges, his defense attorney, Danielle Harris, said.

A preliminary hearing — when the court determines if there’s sufficient evidence for a jury trial — is scheduled for Oct. 10, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Susan M. Breall decided Wednesday.

“We do have good cause to continue the matter [beyond today],” Breall said.

When Theard exercised his right to a speedy trial Sept. 7 — the same day he pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child abuse — he was entitled to a preliminary hearing by today. Since the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to release its autopsy and toxicology reports, that date was pushed back.

“We’re waiting for the toxicology reports. The tests themselves take some time,” prosecutor George Butterworth said.

Police arrested Theard after he called to report his 5-month old daughter Camille as kidnapped on Aug. 27. Three days later, while in custody on a parole violation, he led investigators to her body in a remote area of McLaren Park.

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