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Sentencing delayed in Iron DHS theft case


HURLEY — A planned plea and sentencing hearing scheduled for Friday morning for a 52-year-old Hurley woman who is charged with five counts of theft from a business setting was postponed in Iron County Court.

Joseph Rafferty, the attorney for Mary Peterson Tijan, told Judge Patrick Madden he needed more time to review “a vast amount of (computerized) data” he had received lately from Fritz Schellgell, acting Iron County District Attorney.

Madden postponed the hearing to May 4 at 10 a.m.

The judge agreed the data needs to analyzed by the defense, but told Rafferty the plea hearing date...

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