Trial Date Set For Rilya Wilson Murder Case

Geralyn Graham will go on trial March 26

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    An undated photo of 5-year-old Rilya Wilson from a missing poster May 8, 2002 in Miami, FL. Wilson has been missing since January 2001 when someone claiming to work for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DFC) took her from her grandmother's home. The DFC reported her missing on April 25, 2002 and has no record of anyone taking her. (Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade Police Department/Getty Images)

    A trial date has finally been set in the murder case of little Rilya Wilson.

    The 4-year-old foster child disappeared in South Florida in 2000, sparking a shakeup at the state's child welfare agency.

    Rilya Wilson Hearing

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    Justice may soon be on the horizon for a little girl and those who cared about her. (Published Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010)

    Wilson's foster mother Geralyn Graham will go on trial March 26. Graham maintains her innocence in Rilya's death.

    Rilya's body was never found, and authorities have little physical evidence. They aren't even sure whether Geralyn Graham is the defendant's name or one of her 47 aliases.

    It took 15 months for officials to discover Rilya was missing. Florida's child welfare agency has been overhauled but is still accused of lax oversight.

    In February, authorities found the body of a Miami girl in her foster-turned-adopted father's car. Welfare workers had repeatedly dismissed abuse allegations against her parents.