STOCKTON — Hearings in the embezzlement case of former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva and in the case of a couple whose infant twins have been missing for one year were postponed Monday morning.

The case involving Silva and his associate, Sharon Simas, had been scheduled for a hearing in Judge Charlotte Orcutt’s courtroom, but the judge was unavailable, according to Silva’s attorney, Allen Sawyer.

The hearing was pushed back until Dec. 17, at which time a date is to be set for the defendants’ preliminary hearing.

The case of the missing twins was pushed back only 24 hours, to this morning, because one of the attorneys handling the case was otherwise occupied Monday.

Parents Princess Canez-Walker and Aaron Weddles — each facing eight counts of willful cruelty to a child possibly causing injury or death — were homeless at the time they were located by police Jan. 9 in northwest Stockton. They were found living in “deplorable and dangerous conditions” with three of their eight children inside a small 2002 Suzuki sport utility vehicle.

The couple’s youngest two children, twins Ren and Setina, were not among the children when officers located them. The brother and sister would have been 20 months old when they were declared missing.

Court documents allude to the possibility that Ren may have died May 13, 2016, in Stockton, just five weeks after he was born at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Either he was killed accidentally by Weddles, the document notes, or by an unknown gunman shooting at Weddles.

Canez-Walker, 31, has been declared mentally incompetent and is scheduled today for a probable cause hearing. A date for 42-year-old Weddles’ preliminary hearing also is scheduled to be set today.