- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A sentencing hearing for former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor scheduled for next week has been moved to May.

Taylor struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in December to more than a half-dozen charges stemming from three separate incidents during the past year, including him shooting and wounding his cousin and firing a gun during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. Taylor also pleaded guilty to a battery charge related to an incident at a substance abuse treatment facility.

He was scheduled to appear before a Pulaski County Judge Tuesday, but court documents show the sentencing was moved to May 20. Court records do not show a reason for the postponement.

Taylor faces up to 54 years in prison on a total of nine charges.


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