Judge Delays Sentencing Again For Edmond Teen Accused Of Beating Classmate


Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 10:14 am
By: News 9


A judge has once again postponed the sentencing for an Edmond teen accused of beating his classmate.

Shakil Fields is accused of severely beating an Edmond Memorial classmate in February, 2011. Witnesses said Fields beat 16-year-old Blake Sanchez in a school bathroom, because he thought Sanchez used a racial slur.

Sanchez suffered several head injuries after witnesses said Fields stomped on his head several times.

The judge decided Wednesday to postpone the sentencing until December 21. He said an evaluation should be done to see if Shakil is eligible for community sentencing.

The judge did say Fields will have to serve time in prison. 

The state recommended Fields be sentenced to 10 years in prison and undergo anger management while in custody, then bring him back in front of the judge in a year to see if he is making progress. Then, a judge would reevaluate the sentence.

Fields' attorney said that is eight more years than originally suggested.

Fields was escorted back to Oklahoma County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

2/25/2011 Related Story: Racial Slur Prompts Alleged Assault At Edmond High School

Fields entered a blind guilty plea in August. He was scheduled to be sentenced on November 5, but Judge Jerry Bass said he didn't know what do with Fields, and called him a "ticking time bomb." He postponed the sentencing until November 23.

11/4/2011 Related Story: Judge Calls Edmond Teen 'Ticking Time Bomb,' Postpones Sentencing

Judge Bass asked the prosecution and defense to come up with a sentencing plan.

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