Ravi Pena’s sentencing hearing has been postponed for the fourth time so he can see his son graduate
Federal Judge Francis Kiss He accepted a motion to defend the music producer Ravi Pina to postpone the sentencing hearing for the fourth time.
By order issued yesterday, Wednesday, The judge indicated that the hearing was postponed to Friday, May 20, in his Federal Court room in Old San Juan, just a week after it was postponed until May 16. The hearing was originally scheduled for April 1, but was later postponed to April 7.
On this occasion, the court approved the petition submitted by Bina’s defense to postpone the hearing because the date coincided with the graduation of her youngest son known as Shengwi.
“At that time, Bena Nevis’ youngest son will graduate from high school at the same time scheduled for his father’s sentencing hearing. Mr. Bena Neves’ son wishes to attend his father’s sentencing hearing. On the contrary, Mr. Bena Neves also wishes to attend his son’s graduation party. As is currently the case, achieving both is impossible,” reads the proposal submitted yesterday.
In the suit, the defense proposed changing the hearing to May 17, just one day late “to allow (Bina) to attend her son’s graduation party and to allow her son to be with his father during the sentencing hearing.”
The defense adds in its petition: “This request is made in good faith, in the interest of justice and with no intention of delaying it.”
Watch an analysis with trial attorney Leo Aldridge in the Ravi Pena case here:
Bena Nevis has been found guiltyby jury, for illegal possession of two firearms – one of which was modified to fire automatically – was found by federal agents in one of his Caguas homes.
The defense insisted he had not been to that house for long and that other people had gained access to the basement, while the prosecution used a recording of a phone call in which he allegedly heard Pina Neves talking about weapons.