A pretrial conference to set a new trial date has been scheduled for the Grain Valley couple whose child lost seven fingers in a pet ferret attack.

A pretrial conference to set a new trial date has been scheduled for the Grain Valley couple whose child lost seven fingers in a pet ferret attack.

Ryan and Carrie Waldo will appear before Jackson County Circuit Court before Judge Michael Manners in Independence on June 11.

Court documents show, however, that a jury trial has been scheduled for Dec. 3, 2012.

The Waldos are charged with first-degree child endangerment of their 4-month-old son. They pleaded not guilty in June 2011, and all four children, including the victim, have been living with a relative.

The attack occurred on Jan. 10, 2011. Police discovered the boy with only two thumbs and part of a pinkie finger remaining.

The Waldos told detectives they were at home asleep in separate rooms that morning, and were awakened by the child’s screams.

But an investigation into the incident revealed that the parents were not at home when the attack occurred, police said. Police said they subpoenaed cell phone records to determine their whereabouts.