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CROWN POINT — A sentencing hearing was delayed Friday after a defendant convicted last month of murder claimed he was not the person involved in more than a dozen cases listed as part of his criminal history.

Ronald Menzie, 42, insisted on representing himself at trial and continued to act as his own attorney Friday during a hearing before Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez.

A jury convicted Menzie on July 12 of fatally shooting Broderick Harbin, 30, on March 11, 2018, inside a woman's home in the 2100 block of Carolina Street in Gary. He was found guilty of murder, criminal recklessness and a criminal firearm enhancement.

Menzie fired two shots at Harbin, who had argued and fought with the woman and was sitting in a kitchen chair refusing to leave. Harbin was shot in the head and died at the scene.

A murder conviction carries a sentence of 45 to 65 years in prison, with an advisory sentence of 55 years. Menzie could face an additional five to 20 years on the firearm enhancement.

Menzie said Friday he received a copy of his presentence investigation report two days before his scheduled hearing. He also filed five motions seeking access to a law library outside the Lake County Jail, a delay of his sentencing and more.

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Menzie claimed that the "Ronald Menzie" involved in the cases in the report could be him, his father or a person using his name as an alias.

Vasquez asked Menzie to read the cause number for each case in dispute. The judge ordered a probation officer to verify the identity of the defendant in each case.

Vasquez also ordered Lake County Deputy Prosecutors Keith Anderson and Jonathan Soverly to respond to each of Menzie's five motions.

The judge rescheduled Menzie's sentencing hearing for Aug. 30.

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Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.