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Tyre Bradbury sentencing rescheduled

A judge has rescheduled sentencing for one of the defendants convicted on charges related to the death of John Swoveland Jr.

Tyre Bradbury was scheduled to be sentenced on one count of aiding in a murder with a gang enhancement for sentencing.

Bradbury was scheduled to be sentenced on one count of aiding in a murder with gang enhancement, but the judge delayed sentencing because of a request from the defense.

The defense wants the judge to use a juvenile sentencing statute, which could take considerable time off the 17-year-old's sentence.

His sentence would be re-considered after he turns 18.

Bradbury's mother, Patricia, made an emotional plea to the judge.

"She wanted to make a statement that she believed that Mr. Bradbury had had some difficult life circumstances for most of the 15 years of his life before this happened. He was a burn victim at the age of three, I believe. That’s led to a lot of bullying and issues of that sort. He’s continued to have issues as a child and as a single mother and the struggles that go along with that, she felt that the court should be aware of his situation," said Bradbury's attorney Brendan Lahey.

The judge said she would consider the defense's request and rescheduled sentencing for May 16.

After the hearing, the prosecution said they were surprised by the defense's request.

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