The sentencing has been delayed for one of four men convicted in the murders of five people at Norfolk's US Bank in 2002.
Madison County Public Defender Harry Moore has asked Judge Patrick Rogers for a three month delay in the sentencing of Jose Sandoval. Moore says he is not prepared to argue the case on May 17.
Rogers agreed to a delay, but set no new sentencing date. He wants to consult with two other judges who will decide on Sandoval's fate.
Sandoval and two others convicted in the case, Erick Vela and Jorge Galindo, face a possible death sentence for the deadly bank rampage in September 2002.
Vela and Galindo are scheduled for sentencing this summer.
A fourth suspect, Gabriel Rodriguez, was sentenced to five live terms.