Sentencing delayed for Danieal Kelly's father

September 6, 2011 8:22:00 AM PDT
The sentencing of an absentee Philadelphia father in the starvation death of his teen daughter has been postponed until October.

Daniel Kelly faces up to seven years in prison for felony child endangerment after abandoning his disabled daughter with her unfit mother.

The 2006 death of 14-year-old Danieal (dan-YELL') Kelly created an uproar in the city - which was paying a contractor to check on her family and others.

Several city officials lost their jobs. And more than a dozen people have been convicted in state and federal investigations.

They include contractor Mickal Kumavaka. She is serving 17 years for federal health care fraud and faces more state time after her involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Kelly, Kumava and social worker Dana Poindexter are now set for sentencing on Oct. 20.

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