A Marin County judge agreed Thursday to delay the sentencing of Max Wade, the 19-year-old man convicted of trying to kill a romantic rival in Mill Valley.
Wade, who could face 25 years to life in prison, was scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 16, but defense attorney Charles Dresow asked the judge for more time to prepare.
Dresow said he needs additional time to compile mitigating evidence to offset the prosecution's demand for a potential life sentence. He said changes in the law give judges more discretion in handling cases where a juvenile suspect was charged as an adult.
Judge Kelly Simmons granted the delay and set the sentencing for Jan. 23.
A jury convicted Wade in October of attempted murder and firing a gun into an occupied vehicle. Authorities said he tried to kill an 18-year-old Mill Valley man in a shooting ambush last year because he was jealous he was dating a 17-year-old Terra Linda girl he desired.
Wade was also convicted of stealing a $200,000 Lamborghini that belonged to Guy Fieri, a restaurateur and television chef. The car was stolen during a break-in at a San Francisco dealership.
Wade, who grew up in Tiburon and San Rafael, was charged as an adult even though he was 17 when he was arrested.
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