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Sentencing date for Ashlee Hyatt murder case postponed

A sentencing date will not be set until the new year in the case of the teenaged girl found guilty in connection with the death of Ashlee Hyatt.

The girl's case had been put over to Monday following a jury finding her guilty of manslaughter last month, but the court heard yesterday that efforts were still being made to line up court time with the judge and lawyers' schedules.

As well, a number of reports have been ordered to assist the judge in determining sentence, Crown counsel Wendy Kavanagh indicated.

The court had earlier heard that Crown has requested a psychological assessment, which will be used to determine whether or not the teen will be sentenced as an adult.

The teen, who cannot be identified, fatally wounded 16-year-old Hyatt in the neck at a June 2010 house party in Peachland. The accused had been drinking heavily and arguing with a number of girls who said she'd been unfaithful to her boyfriend, the court heard during her three week trial.

The case returns to court Jan. 21 to set a sentencing date.

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