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Hobart Murderer Sentencing Delayed

KIOWA CO., Okla_ A Kiowa County man found guilty of murder was supposed to find out Wednesday how much time he would spend behind bars, but he'll have to wait until next month.

District Attorney John Wampler's office said Jordan Heathco's sentencing has been continued, but it hasn't said why. Heathco was found guilty of murder back in February. 

The 31-year-old Hobart man shot and killed 24-year-old Benjamin Keith Wagner Zotigh on January 4th, 2011, at a home in Hobart during a party. Heathco later turned himself in to police.

Wampler said the trial focused on the mental state of Heathco at the time of the shooting. The defense wanted the jury to find him not guilty by reason of insanity.

The jury has recommended the maximum punishment of life without parole. The judge will formally sentence Heathco May 1st.

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