Tyler McQueen, 22, will have to wait even longer to be sentenced.
On May 3, 2013, McQueen was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Robert V. Westall. This is the third time his sentencing has been rescheduled.
He was originally scheduled to be sentenced on June 28. The hearing was moved to August 23, then to October 11. Now McQueen is scheduled to be sentenced on December 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Lawrence County Circuit Court.
The reason for the delay, according to court officials, is that the court transcripts from the trial are not complete.
McQueen could face up to 60 years, or even natural life in prison. He's already spent over a year waiting on his trial and, now, to be sentenced. He was 20 at the time of his arrest.
He's currently being in the Lawrence County Jail.
Helen Marie Westall, who was arrested with McQueen in the death of her uncle, is still scheduled to go to trial on January 13, 2014, in Benton, IL. She is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail (with Lawrence County paying for it).
Source: Lawrenceville Daily Record