ADA — A continuance was granted this week in the case of an 18-year-old Ada woman charged with abusing her 3-month-old infant son.

Originally scheduled for preliminary hearing, Callie Jo Bishop appeared before Judge John D. Miller Thursday and requested a continuance in her case. Bishop's attorney told the court he was recently presented with new information and requested the continuance to review the information with his client before proceeding.

Bishop was charged July 8 with eight counts of child abuse. She pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against her and recently elected to waive her right to a jury trial of her peers.

In December, the court found Bishop competent to stand trial after completion of a competency evaluation by Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma.

Police reports indicated Bishop's baby boy suffered from petechiae, a condition caused by smothering, a broken tibia, a broken femur, a broken pelvis, injured testicles, and previously broken ribs.

According to police reports, Bishop admitted forcing the baby's face into a pillow four times in an effort to make him stop crying.

Bishop has remained incarcerated in the Pontotoc County jail since her arrest in July. In December, Bishop was granted bail reduction which lowered her bond from $100,000 to $75,000.

If Bishop is found guilty of the infant's abuse she could face a possible sentence of life in prison.

Miller granted the request for continuance and reset the preliminary hearing date Monday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m.