Corneau won't testify

Attleboro religious sect member David Corneau, who risked being jailed for refusing to testify in the murder trial of former sect member Karen Robidoux, will not be called by the prosecution after all.

Assistant District Attorney Walter Shea said both sides will fashion a written agreement to submit to the court stating how Corneau led authorities to the graves of Samuel Robidoux and his son, Jeremiah.

Corneau, 36, who obtained immunity in the case in return for his testimony, refused last week to testify, citing his religious beliefs.

The sect member testified at the trial of Karen Robidoux's husband, Jacques, in June 2002.

Jacques Robidoux, 31, was convicted of first-degree murder in the April 1999 starvation death of his nearly 1-year-old son, Samuel, and is serving a life sentence in prison without parole.

Karen Robidoux, 28, who faces a second-degree murder charge, claims she was not responsible for the boy's death because she was brainwashed by the sect.

The trial in Taunton Superior Court was postponed Tuesday because her lawyer was ill and again on Wednesday because of the weather.