According to John Marzulli, Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, the time of the sentencing of Keith Alan Raniere has been moved to 11 a.m. tomorrow.
“I will send additional emails later today when I have further clarification about the number and location of the overflow courtrooms for viewing,” Marzulli said in a statement. “Tomorrow’s proceeding is in person and there will be no remote access. No electronics allowed in any of the courtrooms/overflow rooms.”
Meanwhile, the supporters of Raniere are holding a 3 p.m. press conference near the courthouse to discuss their claims that there was tampering with photographs of Camila that were used at the trial to help convict Raniere. They are asking for at least a one-week adjournment of the sentencing.
There is little likelihood that this will occur.
However, the final call is the sentencing judge, Nicholas G. Garaufis. The odds are on Raniere being sentenced tomorrow, Camila and the other victims making powerful statements, Raniere professing his innocence, and the judge giving him a life sentence and possibly recommending a harsh prison and even forbidding, if he can, further contact with his supporters.
It will be a grim day for Raneire and his supporters tomorrow.