LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors expect sentencing to be postponed for a former Las Vegas endoscopy clinic owner convicted of second-degree murder, patient neglect and other charges in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.
Prosecutors Michael Staudaher and Pamela Weckerly say a presentencing report hasn't been completed for Thursday's scheduled sentencing for former Dr. Dipak Desai (DEE'-pahk deh-SEYE').
The 63-year-old Desai and a former clinic employee, nurse-anesthetist Ronald Lakeman, face what could be the rest of their lives in prison after a jury found them guilty July 1.
The 66-year-old Lakeman was spared a murder conviction, but Desai was found guilty of the death of 77-year-old Rodolfo Meana in April 2012.
The charges stemmed from infections of seven people at Desai's Endoscopy Clinic of Southern Nevada.
Lawyers for both men say they plan to appeal.