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Day care worker’s sentencing for baby’s death delayed

September 26, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The sentencing for a Kansas home day care worker who was convicted in the death of a 9-month-old baby has been pushed back.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the sentencing for 44-year-old Carrody Buchhorn has been rescheduled for Jan. 18.

Two days have set aside beforehand for her attorneys to make their case that Buchhorn deserves a new trial. She got new attorneys after she was convicted in July of unintentionally but recklessly causing the death of Oliver “Ollie” Ortiz in September 2016 in Eudora. Her attorneys are challenging the testimony of the coroner, who ruled that the baby’s death was a homicide.

Buchhorn, who was on house arrest prior to her conviction, is now jailed without bond pending sentencing. She faces nine to 10 years in prison.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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