Holtzclaw sentencing delayed

Ponca City Now - January 21, 2016 1:13 pm

The hearing for a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of rape and sex assault is temporarily delayed as a judge considers the defense’s motion for a new trial.

Former officer Daniel Holtzclaw was set for sentencing at 10 a.m. Thursday, but proceedings were delayed as Holtzclaw and attorneys met privately with District Judge Timothy Henderson in the judge’s chambers.

Holtzclaw’s attorney, Scott Adams, tells The Associated Press that both sides are discussing Holtzclaw’s motion for a new trial, which alleges that prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense.

Adams says he expects Henderson to rule on the motion later Thursday. Prosecutors declined to comment.

A bailiff cleared the courtroom shortly after noon for a lunch break with proceedings set to resume at 1:30 p.m.

 

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