The preliminary hearing for the man accused of killing an 18-month-old girl earlier this month was postponed again Friday. Defense attorney Jerred Creasy asked for a second delay to allow more time to review evidence against 26-year-old Edward Benesch, charged with reckless homicide and child abuse in the March 7 death of Somarah Smith. Dickson County General Sessions Court Judge Durwood Moore rescheduled the hearing for April 19. Meanwhile, Somarah’s mother Helena Jill Smith appeared in the same courtroom Friday on charges of violation of probation and driving on a suspended license. Jill Smith had been in jail on violation of child support charges when her daughter died while being cared for by Benesch. Assistant Public Defender Chris Young said Smith’s probation violation is due to financial problems that have prevented her from paying probation costs and asked Moore for consideration since she had just lost her child. Moore reset the probation violation hearing for Aug. 30 and rescheduled the hearing for driving on a suspended license for April 26. Somarah’s biological father, Edward Mays, appeared in Dickson County Circuit Court March 15 on aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault with bodily injury and aggravated burglary charges. Judge George Sexton scheduled his trial for May 14. Mays remains in the Dickson County Jail on $35,000 bond. Benesch remains in the Hickman County Jail on $75,000 bond.