The Illinois couple accused of child abuse were back in court today.
Adolfo and Deborah Gomez are awaiting trial for allegedly tying up and blindfolding two of their children in the parking lot of a Lawrence Wal-Mart last June.
More details are emerging in the bizarre case after a Wal-Mart customer saw a child bound and blindfolded in the parking lot.
During a status hearing this morning, Adolfo Gomez's lawyer asked that the child abuse trial be moved to January.
Attorney, Skip Griffy says he needs more time to go over evidence as it relates to the two children who were allegedly bound and blindfolded in the 6th Street Wal-Mart parking lot in Lawrence more than four months ago.
Griffy says the children, ages 5 and 7, have been moved to Wichita where they are receiving psychiatric treatment.
The attorney says he wants to make sure their statements are still consistent with what they said after the June 13th incident.
Griffy tells 6News it's particularly important as Deborah Gomez now says her husband is solely responsible for the alleged abuse which conflicts with what her children told police.
Griffy says she could face lesser misdemeanor charges, but prosecutors wouldn't confirm that.
Deborah Gomez also made a court appearance this afternoon, her lawyer also asked to have her trial moved to a later date.
Attorney Angela Keck says they are planning to bring witnesses from Illinois to testify in Gomez's trial.
Keck says the jury trial will likely last a week.
Adolfo Gomez, Deborah Gomez and their five children left their Illinois home last June in route to Arizona.
The couple's 12-year-old daughter says they left their home because it was demon possessed, as were her two younger siblings.
The family's SUV broke down at the Lawrence Wal-Mart where a witness called police after seeing the children tied up.
While Adolfo Gomes was quietly waiting to stand before Judge Paula Martin, Deborah Gomez was taking notes and talking intensely with her attorney before and after her hearing.
Adolfo Gomez is scheduled to make another court appearance in mid-December, his trial is slated to start January 7th.
Deborah Gomez will stand trail February 4th.