- Associated Press - Monday, May 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a request by prosecutors to delay the sentencings of two Delaware men who pleaded guilty in a three-state robbery spree.

Michael Kolmonen and Brian Branch pleaded guilty last year to robbing more than a dozen drug stores, as well as gas stations and a liquor store, in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania during a 2016 crime spree. They face a minimum of seven years in prison.

The judge on postponed Wednesday’s scheduled sentencings until June after prosecutors noted that a primary victim who planned to speak is also a witness in an ongoing murder trial in New Castle County Superior Court.

Prosecutors said that because of the murder trial, the woman would not be able to appear this week at the sentencings for Kolmonen and Branch.

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