PERRY COUNTY (WSIL) — Sentencing has been delayed for man convicted of battery for gouging another man’s eyes out.
Allen Fisher was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday but now that’ll happen June 5.
Prosecutors said witnesses wouldn’t be available to testify and they need more time to prepare.
A jury convicted Fisher in February, and then last month, prosecutors charged him with attacking another inmate at the Perry County Jail.
Fisher’s lawyer filed a motion Wednesday to substitute the judge in that case, James Campanella.
"(S)uch judge is so prejudiced against him that he cannot receive a fair trial," Fisher’s lawyer wrote in his motion.
Campanella was the judge in Fisher’s trial for the eye-gouging case. Fisher’s lawyer did not mention that in his motion.
Judge Eugene Gross has been assigned to the case for all further proceedings.
Fisher is due in court for a preliminary hearing on those charges May 14.