Sentencing delayed again in Erica McCaffery trial

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

The crime involved speed, but the punishment has been slow coming.

Monday, for the second time, the scheduled sentencing of 23 year old Erica McCaffery was delayed.

Back on April 20, McCaffery lost control of her car and ran into the South Bend home of Barbara Knapp. The impact killed Knapp and her dog as they slept on her couch.

McCaffery has admitted she had marijuana in her system at the time and she faces six to 20 years in prison.

“Probably just frustration is the best word,” said Matt Symanski, Knapp's son. “I mean we were hoping to come in here today and get closure, now we're not, we have to push this back till after Thanksgiving, and probably like a week before Christmas. So we're definitely not happy. I think frustrated is the best word to describe how we're feeling right now.”

Monday's sentencing was delayed because McCaffery's attorney was ill.

The sentencing hearing has been rescheduled for December 17.

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