Sentence Delayed for Convicted Killer of Classmate

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An Alaska judge has delayed sentencing for a man convicted in the killing of a 16-year-old high school classmate, citing concerns about the lack of a psychiatric evaluation.
AP reports 19-year-old Erick Almandinger was scheduled to be sentenced this week after a Palmer jury had found him guilty last year of first-degree murder, kidnapping and other counts in the death of David Grunwald. Judge Gregory Heath said sentencing would be delayed for Almandinger's defense attorney to respond within three weeks. The attorney had told the court that an evaluation wasn't necessary because his client isn't mentally ill, and there are issues regarding some risk assessments.