Instead Semore's attorney, Mr. Russ Clanton, made an oral motion in court and told Judge John Feeney that he had received the probation report "Friday afternoon" and was not prepared and requested additional time.
Deputy District Attorney tried his best to get the sentencing to proceed that day. Ganfield's family members, especially his mother had to had travel from out of town, all members at great financial expense to make the sentencing.
Mr. Rees said, "I was out of the office until 20 minutes ago and I came back specifically for this sentencing. This date was set two months ago and no written motion was filed. This is a mandatory sentence, 15 to life. There are no mitigating factors."
That sentencing was postponed to September 15. Now in addition to having to come back and wait for sentencing, Ganfield's family will have to sit through tomorrow to hear a motion for a new trial filed by Mr. Clanton on September.
I have remarks from July 27 when family members spoke. I will include them in tomorrow's post covering the sentencing and ruling on motion for new trial.
The co-defendant, Nicholas Johnson, has a jury trial scheduled for November 17.
There is extensive coverage of the preliminary and jury trial on this blog.