Joe’s father, Frank, passed away suddenly aged only 63. A day later, a court official has confirmed that the hearing will be pushed back from July to September.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office released a statement (that didn’t explicitly confirm whether the death was the reason for the delay).
“Joe and Teresa’s sentencing has been pushed back to September.
The reason is an administrative issue. I can’t elaborate further as to what that means and I can’t theorize on this.
They will be sentenced on September 23rd at 10:30 a.m. in front of Judge Ester Salas.“
At the time of Frank’s death, TMZ reported that he was in the couple’s garden building a chicken coup. Paramedics arrived on the scene although no cause of death has been released yet.
The couple reportedly suspect a sudden, “massive heart attack” as Frank had no apparent health problems.
Following an outpouring of support from friends, fans and family, Teresa wrote on Twitter “Thank you all for your prayers.xx”