EUGENE, Ore. -- The sentencing for a former martial arts instructor convicted of sex abuse was postponed on Friday.
The sentencing was supposed to be held at 1:30 p.m. at Lane County Circuit Court. The sentencing was postponed "because circumstances came to light after the trial," the judge said.
Gerald Strebendt was found guilty of second-degree sexual abuse following a six-day trial.
He worked as a morning instructor at the former 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Eugene and is a former marine.
In May 2015, Strebendt pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide for shooting and killing David Crofut, 53, in a road rage incident on Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield. Strebendt claimed the shooting was in self-defense, and he was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by three years on parole.
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