Sentencing for Zupan postponed |

Sentencing for Zupan postponed

The sentencing date has been postponed for Frank A. Zupan, found guilty last month of murdering his wife for financial gain.

The sentencing date, originally scheduled for next week, has been pushed back until June 18, Assistant District Attorney Anna Ferguson said Tuesday.

Zupan’s Sacramento attorney, Quin Denvir, filed a motion last week in Nevada County Superior Court asking to postpone the sentencing date. The postponement is meant to allow sufficient time to prepare an additional motion for a new trial, Ferguson said.

Denvir has until April 30 to file a motion for a new trial, and the district attorney’s office has until May 24 to file a response.

If Zupan is sentenced, Denvir has 60 days to file an appeal.

“I’ve never heard of a homicide case not being appealed,” Ferguson said. “(The defense) has nothing to lose at that point.”


To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail robynm@the or call 477-4236.

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