DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (WTXF/AP) - The man charged with raping, killing and dismembering his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Jacob Sullivan, 44, decided that Wednesday. Now, a formal arraignment for him has been scheduled for noon, March 31, at the Justice Center in Doylestown. There, he must either stand trial or work out a plea in the killing of Grace Packer.
Sara Packer, who adopted the girl, waived her right to a hearing on the charges on Feb. 3, Her formal arraignment is scheduled for noon, March 10.
Both continue to be held without bail at the Bucks County Prison.
Prosecutors contend they dismembered the teen in July after Sara Packer watched Sullivan act out a rape-murder fantasy the couple shared.
Sara Packer and Sullivan face charges including criminal homicide, rape, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse over the July death of Grace Packer, online court documents show.
Sara Packer is also charged with collecting more than $4,000 in government benefits for the girl for the months after Grace was killed but before her remains were found in Luzerne County.