Sentencing Delayed for Abusive Grandmother

Sentencing Delayed for Abusive Grandmother

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(KSL News) -- A Salt Lake judge delayed the sentencing hearing for the grandmother accused of abusing her two grandsons today.

Charlissa Sireech of the Ute Indian tribe pleaded guilty in March to seven counts of child abuse. The children still show the effects of the abuse; the older brother, who was four at the time of the events, requires continued treatment for his injuries.

Relatives say the boys haven't been the same since they came home from the hospital.

Diana Rodriguez, Aunt: "I look at them and they're like different from when they were at first, because they could walk and they could do everything normal, and now they can't really do that. And it hurts."

The judge ordered the delay to allow the defense time to prepare a written response to the pre-sentencing report. He rescheduled the hearing for August 23.

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