United States District Court, E.D. California
February 7, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
JENNIFER LORRAINE COLEMAN, Defendant.
HEATHER E. WILLIAMS, Federal Defender, JEREMY S. KROGER, JANET BATEMAN, Assistant Federal Defenders, Fresno, California Counsel for Defendant JENNIFER LORRAINE COLEMAN.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, Karen Escobar, Assistant United States Attorney, Attorney for Plaintiff.
STIPULATION TO CONTINUE SENTENCING; ORDER
LAWRENCE J. O'NEILL, District Judge.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties through their respective counsel, Assistant United States Attorney, Karen Escobar, counsel for plaintiff, and Assistant Federal Defender, Jeremy Kroger, counsel for defendant Jennifer Lorraine Coleman, that the sentencing hearing currently set for March 10, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. before the Honorable Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill, may be continued to May 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. with the Honorable Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill, as to defendant Coleman.
As counsel for Ms. Coleman informed the Court after the trial, Ms. Coleman is seeking her childhood records from the state Child Protective Services agency. Although the defense has submitted the request for these records, they have not yet been produced and experience suggests that their procurement often takes significant time. These records are necessary to provide the Court a comprehensive understanding of the "history and characteristics of the defendant" consistent with Section 3553. These records have also been requested by the expert retained by the defense to comment on Ms. Coleman's psychological history and characteristics.
In addition, co-lead counsel for Ms. Coleman will be out of the country for the remaining weeks in February. This additional time will enable counsel to contribute fully to Ms. Coleman's sentencing hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED. For the reasons set forth above, the continuance requested is granted for good cause.