Breaking News: Christopher Thompson sentencing delayed

According to cycling correspondent/lawyer DJ Wheels, the sentencing hearing for Dr. Christopher Thompson, originally scheduled for this Thursday, has been postponed until after the holidays.

Over the objections of Asst. D.A. Mary Stone, the defense was granted a continuance yesterday, with the hearing rescheduled for 8:30 am on January 8, 2010. A reason for the delay was not given; hopefully he’ll be able to get more information later.

Update: After checking in with Mary Stone, DJ Wheels reports that the continuance was due to a recent lockdown of the North County Correctional Facility, where Dr. Thompson is being held until sentencing. According to a motion filed by the defense, the entire unit was quarantined due to the suspected presence of the H1N1 virus, which prevented the defense team from preparing a necessary psychological evaluation in time for the scheduled sentencing date.

In other news, the L.A. Times reports that a cyclist was injured in a hit-and-run collision in West Hollywood last night. The incident occurred at the intersection of La Cienega Blvd and Holloway Drive sometime after midnight; anyone with any information is asked to call the West Hollywood sheriff’s station at 310/855-8850.

Check back later today for part two of yesterday’s post, What to do when the road rages and bumpers bite.

9 comments

  1. BB says:

    I am confused I thought he was in jail awaiting sentencing.

  2. Digital Dame says:

    I believe he is, but instead of going home for the holidays, he’ll be cooling his heels in the comfort of his cell until the actual sentencing.

    • bikinginla says:

      Exactly. According to the website for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the Good Doctor is currently being held without bail at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, where he will remain until he is sentenced. It’s possible that the delay is simply an attempt to keep him closer to his family during the holidays before he’s sent to prison.

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  6. Bruno says:

    hasn’t he been in jail???? i heard something about that

  7. Becky says:

    Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to generate a great article… but what can I say…
    I procrastinate a whole lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

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