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Murder sentencing delayed

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

The sentencing hearing for a Ramsey man convicted of first-degree murder earlier this month has been postponed for a little more than three weeks.

A sentencing hearing for Michael York, 29, was set for last Friday, but Fayette County Circuit Judge S. Gene Schwarm granted a continuance as requested by York’s attorney, Ed Potter.

York’s sentencing hearing has been reset for Tuesday, Oct. 18. He faces up to 60 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder on Oct. 2.

A Fayette County jury also found York guilty of aggravated battery and aggravated battery of a pregnant person, Class 3 felonies. Each charge is punishable by up to five years in prison, with the maximum extended to 10 years when the prosecution can present aggravating factors.

York was charged for allegedly hitting Krystal Heggie. The charges alleged that the beating was severe enough to cause the death of Heggie’s unborn child; York was the father of that baby.