A case that received international attention when it broke received little notice in court on Wednesday.
A juvenile detention hearing for Canterbury School honor student Rachel Anne Hachero, 17, who is accused of pistol-whipping her mother until the woman agreed to co-sign a car loan, was postponed on Wednesday.
A hearing is now set for July 13.
Before notice of the postponement, the teen and her mother arrived at the Lee County Courthouse together and avoided reporters by entering the women’s bathroom.
They sat briefly in the back of the courtroom but left before the other hearings began.
Rachel Hachero faces juvenile charges of battery, possession of a gun by a minor and aggravated assault with a firearm.
Detectives say the teen pistol-whipped her mother when the woman refused to co-sign a loan for a used 2004 Nissan 305Z sports car in March. The daughter then forced her mother to the dealership at gunpoint, where the woman signed the paperwork, an arrest report stated.
Linda Hachero called 911 the next day after finding drug paraphernalia, drugs and the gun in her daughter’s purse.
The weapon, a 9 mm Sig Sauer handgun, was allegedly one of three weapons that had been reported stolen in July from the home of a Lee County Port Authority employee.
Police arrested Rachel Hachero, but Linda Hachero refused to press charges against her daughter because she didn’t want to ruin her daughter’s Ivy League future, citing that the varsity athlete and standout scholar had been accepted to major universities with scholarships.