Iowa man’s vehicular homicide sentencing delayed

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Sentencing for a Clarksville man convicted of vehicular homicide has been delayed until next month.

A Bremer County jury convicted 20-year-old Alex Pothast last month, finding him guilty of being drunk and driving recklessly when he crashed a car in 2010, killing 18-year-old passenger Joshua Young, of Waverly.

Sentencing has been set to take place this week, but the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/19CjXAR) that a judge on Monday delayed the hearing to allow the Bremer County District Court to sort through several motions. That includes a request for a second trial filed by defense attorney Matthew Lindholm.

Pothast’s new sentencing date is July 26.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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