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Joseph Elledge has been convicted of second degree murder for the death of his wife, Menggi Ji

Elledge sentencing date pushed back

A judge has delayed the sentencing for a Columbia man found guilty of murder.

Joseph Elledge will now be sentenced on Jan. 7, instead of Dec. 17, after the decision Wednesday. A jury last month found Elledge guilty of second degree murder in the 2019 death of his wife, Mengqi Ji.

Defense attorney Scott Rosenblum filed a motion this week to request a new trial for Elledge. That request will be heard by the judge on the sentencing date. The jury recommended that Elledge serve 28 years in prison.

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