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Sentencing delayed

A Sudbury man who just got out of jail for threatening a witness scheduled to testify against his brother, who is accused of stabbing another man, will have to wait a few more weeks to see if he's going back behind bars.
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A Sudbury man who just got out of jail for threatening a witness scheduled to testify against his brother, who is accused of stabbing another man, will have to wait a few more weeks to see if he's going back behind bars.

Francis Pickford was scheduled to be sentenced Monday after being found guilty following a trial last December of intimidating a second witness.

Pickford, 25, will return to court April 16. At that time his lawyer Andrew Buttazzoni will present an application to try and introduce new evidence which, if accepted, could overturn his client's conviction.

Mahaffy told Pickford he can remain free on bail until April 16, but warned him to stay out of trouble.

Assistant Crown attorney Philip Zylberberg told Mahaffy the Crown will be seeking a 21-month jail sentence against Pickford after he threatened a man who was allegedly stabbed by Pickford's brother Sean following an altercation outside a downtown bar Sept. 17, 2000.





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