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Former School Principal's Grand Theft Trial Pushed Back to January

Woody Hildebrandt MUG
Posted at 2:07 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 17:08:48-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A judge in the case involving a former principal of Lively Technical Center, who was arrested last year for grand theft, has decided to revisit the case in 60 days.

Woody Hildebrandt, a former Lively Technical Center principal, was arrested last year after being put on administrative leave in 2014 for allegations that he stole materials owned by the school and had instructors alter their time sheets.

At the time of his arrest, he was charged with four counts of grand theft and one count of petit theft.

In a case management hearing Tuesday morning, the judge agreed to revisit the case in 60 days so Hildebrandt's defense could make more depositions, to include a witness list.

Both the prosecutors and defense agree that a least one of those depositions will need to be taken to court before it can be approved for trial.

Though Hildebrandt was not in court, his attorney, Tim Jansen was pleased with the judge's decision.

"We believe we have the right to take all the depos that are necessary to defend my client, and we believe that hopefully we'll get these depos and get them ready for trial in January," said Jansen.

No date has been set for trial, but a date could potentially be set in an upcoming case management hearing.