Family without closure: Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing Sierra Guyton

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The man convicted for killing 10-year-old Sierra Guyton was in court on Wednesday, November 26th. Sylvester Lewis was supposed to be sentenced for his crime.

Guyton was caught in the crossfire while she played at Clarke Street School in May. Lewis was found guilty of three criminal counts -- including reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety and felon in possession of a firearm.

In court Wednesday, Lewis' attorney requested the sentencing be delayed until December 12th. He told the judge he needed more time to procure documents from Lewis' past -- including competency reports. That motion was granted.

Sierra's cousins say her mother asked them to come to the hearing in her place.

"She's been doing so good, being strong. And if she would've came here today and heard? It would have been a problem," said Lowanda Hayes.

But the cousins say that's the only silver lining of the day. That's because they now have to spend the Thanksgiving holiday and days after without any closure.

"He took so much from us," said Hayes. "I came here to see him gone. And right now, I'm not happy because I didn't get what I wanted."

Lewis faces more than 80 years in prison and up to $150,000 in fines. Again, he's scheduled to be back in court for his sentencing on December 12th. The Guyton family members say they'll be back.