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Man guilty in fatal crash seeks sentencing delay

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 29 2013 09:20:47 AM MDT
Updated On: Mar 29 2013 09:21:11 AM MDT
BRIAN HOLM
MISSOULA, Mont. -

A Lolo man convicted of vehicular homicide while under the influence for the November 2010 death of a pedestrian in Missoula is asking for a delay in serving his sentence so he can complete rehabilitation after undergoing double heart valve replacement surgery.
    
Brian Holm was scheduled to appear in District Court next month and be ordered to serve his 15-year sentence. He had been free pending an appeal, which was recently rejected by the Montana Supreme Court.
    
Holm's attorney filed a motion seeking a 12-week delay while Holm undergoes cardiac rehabilitation. The motion, filed Wednesday, includes a letter from a Minnesota doctor recommending that Holm not undertake any major travel until he completes rehab.
    
Holm was convicted of killing 24-year-old Brian Beaver of Aberdeen, Wash.