- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) - A sentencing hearing has been delayed for a woman convicted in the 2013 death of her nephew in Broken Bow.

The Kearney Hub reports (https://bit.ly/2eDCtBd ) that the attorney for 26-year-old Brittney Pryce sought the delay because Pryce is undergoing a 90-day evaluation. The attorney also is seeking a new trial, based on what he says is new evidence about Pryce’s mental condition.

The judge set a new sentencing date of Dec. 15 and ordered a Nov. 10 hearing on trial motion.

Authorities say 20-month-old Noah Pryce suffered a fatal head injury in November 2013 while in the care of Pryce and Pryce’s mother, Diane Hill. Both women were initially charged with second-degree murder. The case against Hill was dismissed. Pryce later was convicted of child abuse resulting in death.

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This story has been corrected to show the boy suffered the injury while in the care of Pryce and her mother, not in the car with Pryce and her mother.

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