Sentencing for St. Johns boy on probation violations delayed

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A clinical psychologist who has been meeting with an Arizona boy who fatally shot his father's friend says he sees improvement and even offered up his own home for continued treatment.
Dr. Alan Lewis has been treating the 12-year-old boy at a Phoenix facility where he's been housed since pleading guilty to negligent homicide in the 2008 death of Tim Romans.
Lewis made his comments Friday during a hearing in St. Johns in which the boy was to be sentenced on a trio of probation violations.
But attorneys agreed that they weren't ready to proceed with a punishment.
They say they need more time to consider alternate placements for the boy that could include a foster home, another residential treatment center or the state juvenile corrections department.
Sentencing has been postponed until Oct. 19.