Reta Mays’ sentencing postponed for 3 months

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The sentencing date for the woman who killed seven veterans at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg has been postponed.

The sentencing was originally set to take place in mid-February, but in an order released this afternoon, U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh pushed it back to May 2021.

Lawyers for Mays said experts working on her defense will not have time to complete their work by the February date due to the pandemic.

Kleeh granted the extra time, while acknowledging the importance for the prosecution and victims in seeing Mays come to justice.

That hearing will now happen in Clarksburg on May 11.

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