Sentencing Delayed For Convicted Police Shooter


It will be another week before Lenny Kizzar of Payson finds out how long he'll spend in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

In July, the 41-year-old Payson man pleaded guilty to charges related to the Oct. 30 shooting of Payson Police Officer Allen Dyer. Those charges included two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of prohibited possession of a weapon.

Kizzar was originally scheduled for sentencing Aug. 24, but that court appearance has been postponed twice.

"We're waiting for some records, some mental health records from the Arizona Department of Corrections," Kizzar's attorney, James Hazel, said. Those records are from the suspect's previous incarceration at the state prison, where he was treated for a bipolar disorder, Hazel said.

"We should have those records soon," he said,

Kizzar's sentencing has been rescheduled for 9 a.m., Sept. 28 in Gila County Superior Court in Payson.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.