A sentencing hearing was continued again Wednesday for at least the fifth time for Paul Edmond Carpenter, the fourth man convicted of murder in the in the 1998 slaying of a German tourist near .
Defense attorney Ronald Higgins told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Wednesday that he's still waiting for three of six transcripts from Carpenter's murder trial.
A new trial date was set for Aug. 22, when Higgins is expected to file a motion for a new trial.
A eight months ago of one count of murder with special circumstances and three counts of attempted robbery in connection with the shooting death of a 50-year-old tourist who was visiting California with a group of friends.
The District Attorney’s Office is seeking a prison term of 23 years to life.
Carpenter stood trial in October 2011 after being deported from Jamaica, where authorities alleged he had been hiding under an alias. By that time, three others, including the gunman, had already been convicted of murder and sentenced.