Trial in McDonald’s baby case put off until January

Sarah Lockner

Daily Post Staff Writer

A year after a Redwood City woman gave birth in a McDonald’s, her trial has been put off until January, a prosecutor said today (Sept. 4).

Sarah Lockner’s trial was supposed to begin today, exactly a year after she gave birth to her son and allegedly attempted to drown him in a toilet. However, her attorney, Jonathan McDougall, filed a motion Thursday to delay the trial, saying that he has an expert witness who is not available until November.

But due to scheduling conflicts, Lockner’s trial will not happen until Jan. 4, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Lockner, 26, is charged with attempted premeditated first-degree murder causing great bodily injury.

If she is convicted, she could get as much as seven years to life in prison, Wagstaffe said.

Jurors will have to decide whether Lockner wanted to kill Adrian, who is living with his father’s sister. The 1-year-old does not appear to have any developmental disabilities, Wagstaffe said. Lockner told police she didn’t know she was pregnant when she delivered Adrian.