Judge delays sentencing for man found guilty of killing Collier County teen

Monday morning, a judge was set to sentence the man found guilty of killing 13-year-old Shayden Colvin.

Silva Diaz, hit Colvin in 2017 and was set to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Monday morning, but that decision was delayed after the judge says he needs more time to consider.

Diaz, who is now 34 years old, faces up to 35 years in prison.

When Sliva Diaz took the stand in his trial he stuck to his original story he told investigators almost two years ago, that he thought he had a nail in his tire, but that was not enough to convince the jury.

Niki Colvin, Shaydens mother, says she is going to take the stand and ask the judge for a strong sentence. She says it’s part of her mission from the start, to get justice for Shayden.

“We are Shayden’s voice and he would be there standing up in whatever condition he was in, if he could but he cant so that’s our job,” said Niki Colvin.

Shayden’s brother and father, and one of his boy scout leaders will also be speaking on behalf of Shayden at the sentencing.

The new sentencing date is scheduled for November 21.

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