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Man-on-car murder sentencing postponed for woman who drove miles with dying man on car

Man-on-car murder: The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says Wednesday's scheduled sentencing of Sherry Lynn Wilkins was put off until June.

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Sherry Wilkins appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Torrance, Calif., in 2012. The substance-abuse counselor drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield.

Sentencing has been postponed for a substance-abuse counselor who drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says Wednesday's scheduled sentencing of Sherry Lynn Wilkins was put off until June.

Wilkins faces a possible prison term of 45 years to life for killing 31-year-old Phillip Moreno in Torrance in 2012.

Authorities say Wilkins, who had two previous felony convictions, had a blood-alcohol level that was nearly twice the legal limit.

She was convicted last month of second-degreeĀ murder, drunken driving and hit-and-run.

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