SPOKANE, Wash. -- A judge delayed Clay Starbuck’s sentencing on Monday. The convicted killer will be sentenced July 18th according to defense lawyers. Starbuck was originally scheduled to be sentenced on June 27th.
His lawyer said sentencing was delayed because both sides must complete a pre-sentence investigation and timing for both parties.
Starbuck faces life in prison for the murder of his ex-wife.
The Deer Park father was convicted in June of killing Chanin Starbuck and violating her remains. Jurors spent one day deliberating. His lawyer told KREM 2 News that their client plans to appeal the conviction.
Starbuck strangled Chanin in December 2011. She was also tased, covered in bruises and sexually violated.