Sentencing postponed for mother of city's youngest murder suspect
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Sentencing has been postponed at for the mother of Jacksonville's youngest murder suspect.
Biannela Susana pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter after her son, Cristian Fernandez, beat his two-year-old brother to death in 2011. Fernandez was 12 at the time.
Prosecutors said Susana waited nearly eight hours before calling for medical help for her younger son.
She faces up to 30 years in prison.
The judge has heard from a doctor who says Susana has suffered enough and deserves mercy.
Late Friday afternoon, the judge said he had too much to go through. That means Susana's sentencing will not happen today.
Fernandez pleaded guilty to manslaughter as a juvenile and aggravated battery as an adult in February. He will be held behind bars until his 19th birthday. After he is released, he will be placed on eight years of probation.
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