Remember way back on March 27, when I first discussed this case on this blog? This was one day after the jury had reached its verdict - for a crime that had been committed way back in November 2008.
Obviously it took years for this case to get to trial. But now that the defendant has been found guilty, how long will it take to sentence him?
As I mentioned in that first post, I have now been able to access the material on San Bernardino County's website - and that's where I'm now following the trial, since this case - even though it involved the shooting of a person - is not necessarily newsworthy enough to require day-to-day coverage in the Daily Bulletin or any other local paper.
So when I first accessed the online information on late March, the minutes said that sentencing would take place on May 3.
And if you go to the minutes for the May 3 sentencing, you find this:
HEARING CONTINUED TO 06/28/2013 AT 8:30 IN DEPARTMENT R4.
Actually, in a way that was kind of nice for me, since I already knew that this series of posts would begin running on July 1. So, right before the series actually started to appear, I'd have all of the knowledge about the final sentence.
You can guess what happened on June 28:
SENTENCING SET FOR 08/02/2013 AT 8:30 IN DEPARTMENT R4.
Obviously, whenever sentencing actually takes place, "credit for time served" will enter into the conversation.