The sentencing hearing for Paul C. Mata, who was convicted of murder last week,  has been postponed until Thursday. It originally was set for Monday.

On Friday, eight female and four male Comal County jurors convicted Mata, 54, of New Braunfels, in the 2010 beating death of his wife, Diana, 43. He faces punishment of between five to 99 years or life in prison.

Prosecutors said Diana was killed after Paul used his hands and a 9mm handgun on or about Oct. 14, 2010, to beat her to death.

An autopsy later revealed she had died of blunt force trauma to the head. Mata remains in Comal County Jail under $100,000 bond.

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