Sentencing of man who killed father delayed until July 2

Troy Fisher was convicted in April

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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The sentencing of a Brush Prairie man convicted in April of his father’s murder has been postponed until July.

Troy Fisher, 43, was originally scheduled to be sentenced Thursday by Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson.

That has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. July 2 because of prosecutor scheduling conflicts.

Fisher was convicted April 29 of murdering his father, Edward “Bud” Fisher, in August 2011 and stealing thousands of dollars from the victim’s two bank accounts. The body of Bud Fisher has never been found.

Johnson found Fisher guilty of first-degree murder with a firearm enhancement, because he shot his father twice, and that he showed a lack of remorse, which is an aggravating circumstance in state law. The aggravating circumstance allows the judge to sentence Fisher to an amount of time greater than the state standard range of 20 years to nearly 27 years. The firearm enhancement adds a mandatory five years to that sentence.

Fisher’s case also was notable because the defendant chose to defend himself in the trial. He also will represent himself during the punishment phase.