UTICA — A sentencing was delayed a second time Wednesday for a Yorkville man convicted of manslaughter in the death of his brother last summer.

John Ferguson, 38, was found guilty after an early March jury trial of first-degree manslaughter and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon stemming from the July 17 stabbing death of his 41-year-old brother Daryl Ferguson. The stabbing took place during an argument between the Ferguson brothers at a 10 Jones Place residence where they lived with their mother.

During a May 6 Oneida County Court proceeding originally set for John Ferguson's sentencing, it was noted that a 330 motion was filed by Ferguson's attorney, Luke Nebush, to set aside the verdict. That move generally is used if the defense feels that aspects of the case — such as new evidence — might lead to the verdict’s reversal following a successful appeal.

At that appearance, Ferguson’s sentencing was rescheduled for May 15. But sentencing was again adjourned this week until Monday, June 3, to allow county court Judge Michael Dwyer more time to review the motion papers.