Sentencing delayed in toddler death case
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A judge has rescheduled a sentencing hearing for a southern Idaho man convicted in the death of a toddler.
Lane Buddenhagen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter last year in the death of his fianci's 3-year-old son.
Buddenhagen was originally scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 2, but The Times-News (http://bit.ly/QZ1KVk ) reports that the sentencing hearing has been delayed until Nov. 30.
Police said Buddenhagen told them he left the bathroom while the child was taking a bath and when he heard a loud sound, he returned to find the boy on the floor. A doctor at St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center told police he believed the child was shaken and that the injuries were the result of severe child abuse.
Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of at least 10 years.
Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com