IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 19, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
REX HATFIELD AND EVERLY K. HATFIELD, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Before the Court is a motion to continue sentencing and extend time for filing sentencing memoranda filed by Rex Hatfield, with Everly Hatfield joining in the motion (Doc. 264).Defendants had previously filed two motions for extension of time to file sentencing memoranda filed by both Defendants Rex and Everly Hatfield (See Docs. 262, 263).*fn1
Both Defendants state that they were recently transferred to the Southern District of Illinois and that their counsel have not had sufficient time to meet with them in order to discuss the issues to address in the sentencing memoranda. The original deadline for filing sentencing memoranda is March 19, 2010. Defendants originally asked for an additional seven (7) days in which to file sentencing memoranda, but have since asked for a further extension until April 21, 2010. (Doc. 264) After meeting with Defendants, counsel has determined that additional time will be needed in order to conduct fact investigation and interview possible out of state witnesses for sentencing. Further, after speaking with Defendants, counsel anticipates numerous sentencing issues that might arise. The Government has no objection to either extension. Based on the reasons in the motion, the Court GRANTS Defendants' motion to continue sentencing and extend time for filing sentencing memoranda (Doc. 264). Defendants will have up to and including April 21, 2010 in which to file their memoranda. The sentencing hearing currently scheduled for April 16, 2010 is CONTINUED until June 11, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Further, the Court finds that the earlier motions for extension of time (Docs. 262 & 263) are now MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court