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Schlitter sentencing reset to February 20

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The man facing 55 years in prison for the death of his 18-month-old daughter will wait a little longer for sentencing.

A jury convicted Zyriah Schlitter in December of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment resulting in death.

Schlitter's daughter Kamryn died of blunt force injuries to the head in March of 2010.

Earlier this month the defense filed a motion to request a new trial, a move prosecutors resisted.

Normally, this is a standard practice, but the documents filed were so extensive that both sides felt more time was needed to review them thoroughly.

The new sentencing hearing is now scheduled for Feb. 20.

Schlitter is facing 50 years for the child endangerment charge and five for involuntary manslaughter.

It will be up to the judge next Wednesday to decide if those sentences are run concurrent, or back-to-back for a total of 55 years.

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