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June 25, 1987 | From Associated Press
The sentencing of Billionaire Boys Club leader Joe Hunt for murder was unexpectedly postponed in Santa Monica today after his lawyer complained that he had not received Hunt's probation report in time to study it. Superior Court Judge Laurence Rittenband, noting that California law requires delivery of probation reports nine days before sentencing, said, "I have no alternative but to continue this until July 6."
June 26, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The judge presiding over Martha Stewart's obstruction-of-justice case has postponed her sentencing for eight days so defense attorneys can file court papers, prosecutors said. Stewart, who was scheduled to be sentenced July 8, will come before U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum on July 16. Stewart faces 10 to 16 months in federal prison for obstructing a federal investigation into why she sold stock in ImClone Systems Inc. in December 2001.
February 9, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
While he was in town late last month to talk with local water agencies and policymakers about the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown also had a lower-profile but just as urgent meeting with Los Angeles County's top criminal justice officials. What is it with you L.A. people, the governor asked, and your resistance to split sentencing? It's a good question, even if it requires a bit of explanation. Under California's AB 109 public safety realignment, low-level felons do their time in county jail instead of state prison, and courts have the option to split their sentences between time behind bars and time under supervised release.
December 19, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
The sentencing of a Ventura woman convicted of murder for participating in the 1998 slaying of a teenage girl has been delayed to allow defense attorneys time to prepare a motion for a new trial. Bridget Callahan, 30, fired her former attorney this week, days before her scheduled sentencing. She is facing a life prison term. Superior Court Judge Vincent J. O'Neill Jr. agreed to postpone the hearing to Feb.
January 15, 2010 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles prosecutor urged a judge today to deny Roman Polanski's request to be sentenced in a three-decade-old child sex case without surrendering to U.S. authorities. In papers filed in Superior Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren wrote that sentencing in absentia was "absolutely inappropriate" given Polanski's continued refusal to return to the U.S. Polanski "as a fugitive and convicted child rapist, must not be permitted to instruct this court how to proceed." "Mr. Polanski must surrender," the prosecutor wrote in the filing submitted to Judge Peter Espinoza in advance of a Jan. 22 hearing.
August 25, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Sentencing for Cynthia Lynn Coffman and James Gregory Marlow, who received jury death verdicts for the murder of a young Redlands woman, has been postponed until Aug. 30 at the request of Coffman's attorneys. Coffman and Marlow are scheduled to be brought to Orange County from San Bernardino after sentencing to stand trial in the murder of a young Huntington Beach woman who was killed Nov. 12, 1986, just five days after the Redlands victim. Coffman attorney Donald W. Jordan Jr.
August 19, 1989 | TED JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
James Allen Hydrick, a martial arts expert and reputed escape artist who claims to have psychic powers, was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison for molesting five Huntington Beach boys last year. Hydrick, 30, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of felony child molestation last week in a bargain with prosecutors, who agreed in turn not to seek the maximum 33-year sentence.
February 16, 1992 | From Associated Press
Boxer Mike Tyson is eligible for a suspended sentence on his rape conviction because he's a first-time offender and didn't use a deadly weapon or seriously injure his victim. "But I can tell you right now it'll be a cold day in hell before that happens," said Monica Foster, an Indianapolis defense attorney. Tyson returns to court for sentencing on March 27 at the earliest. Among the people Superior Court Judge Patricia J.
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