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Sentencing delayed in Ordway case, attorney ill
HASTINGS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The man who admitted to killing two of his roommates was scheduled to learn his sentence Thursday, but his sentencing has been delayed.
Court officials say the Harold Ordway's attorney is very ill and is in the hospital.
Mewschannel 3 first broke this story in September of 2011 when Harold Ordway crashed his pick-up near Plainwell and police found a mattress covered in Paul Atchley's blood in the back of the truck.
Just a few days before that both Atchley and Ordway's other roommate, Michael Van Buskirk, had both gone missing.
A month after the crash Van Buskirk's body was found on a Vicksburg farm.
Atchley's body has still never been found.
Last month Ordway admitted to killing both Atchley and Van Buskirk and pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Atchley's death.
But, he was not charged for Van Buskirk's murder because of the plea deal. Police say that Ordway has been helping them in the search for Atchley's body, but the area where he claims he buried the body has since been excavated and they're not hopeful Atchley's remains will be found.
Ordway faces at least 20 years in prison on the second degree murder charge.
The sentencing has been resheduled for August 15th.