An examining hearing for 22-year-old Damian Cate has been postponed until Friday.
Cate and 18-year-old Amber Craker are accused of murdering their newborn Jan. 18 at a home in the 400 block of South 25th Street in Abilene.
The hearing, which was rescheduled because the state prosecutor was sick, will now take place in the 42nd District Court at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Jacob Blizzard, Cate's attorney, said a judge will determine if the state has probable cause to keep Cate in custody.
Blizzard said if the judge determines the state does not have probable cause the charges will be dismissed and Cate would be released until the Taylor County District Attorney's Office presents the case to a grand jury for indictment.
Blizzard said he will also ask the judge to reduce Cate's bail.
Cate is being held at the Taylor County Jail on a $300,000 bond.
A preliminary autopsy report said the newborn, Ashley, was stabbed at least three times over the neck and chest. In addition, both of the baby's lungs were collapsed, the report said.
Police said they found the baby's body in a trash can in a bathroom at the home.