LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) — Sentencing was postponed this morning for the former endoscopy clinic owner convicted of second-degree murder, patient neglect and other charges in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.
Clark County prosecutors said a presentencing report had not been completed.
Former Dr. Dipak Desai, 63, and nurse-anesthetist Ronald Lakeman, 66, are now scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Regional Justice Center. They were convicted July 1.
Lakeman was spared the murder conviction, but Desai was found guilty of the death of 77-year-old Rodolfo Meana in April 2012.
Fred Santacroce, Lakeman’s attorney, asked for bail for his client, but the request was denied by Judge Valerie Adair.
Also, a second person treated at the clinic has died. Michael Washington, 73, died last month in Dallas, according to the office of attorney Ed Bernstein, who represented him.
The charges stemmed from infections of seven people at Desai's Endoscopy Clinic of Southern Nevada. Lawyers for both men say they plan to appeal.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.