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Sentencing delayed for family of accused cop killer; Mathews due in court Tuesday

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- Sentencing was delayed Monday for the family of Jesse Mathews.

He's the man charged with murdering Chattanooga Police Sergeant Tim Chapin in April.

His parents, sister, and sister's boyfriend were arrested in the days after the shooting.

Federal investigators say Mathews' family helped him escape from a halfway house in Colorado, and gave him access to guns.

They've all pleaded guilty.

All three were scheduled for sentencing Monday, but Kathleen Mathews' attorney requested more time to argue against a sentencing memorandum from prosecutors.

They'll now be sentenced February 13th.

Tuesday, Jesse Mathews is scheduled to appear before Judge Barry Steelman where a trial date is expected to be set, and a decision on the request by the defense for a change of venue could be revealed.

Stay with for updates as they become available.

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