Woman's sentencing delayed in death of teen granddaughter

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Posted: Nov 03, 2015 8:28 PM

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The sentencing for a 75-year-old Michigan woman who pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the 1998 death of her 14-year-old granddaughter faces has been delayed.

Coral Hall's remains haven't been found. She disappeared 17 years ago after making a call at a pay phone near the White Horse Tavern in Flint.

Lois Janish's sentencing in the case was set for Tuesday, but that's been rescheduled for Friday afternoon.

Janishentered the plea in September in Genesee County court. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

Janish was charged about two years ago. At that time, a police detective said Janish admitted to beating her granddaughter with a hammer and scattering the remains with help from a boyfriend.