Sentencing continued in area man’s death

NORFOLK, Va. – The sentencing of the man found guilty of murdering Yorkville-native Kristopher Klubert has been continued to July 7, according to court officials.

Amanda Howie, director of communications for the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office confirmed the change from the original date of June 6 was a result of a request for a motions hearing.

Klubert was the son of Yorkville residents Kevin and Valerie Klubert.

Austin T. Greening of Wisconsin was recently found guilty of second-degree murder in connection with Klubert’s death and of the illegal use of a firearm in connection with that incident.

Greening is facing a possible sentence of between five and 40 years in prison on the second-degree murder. His is expected to face a three-year mandatory prison term on the firearm specification. Greening was found guilty

The finding was reached by Circuit Judge Junious Fulton after a trial to the bench, meaning there was no involvement of a jury.

Klubert’s death happened just hours before he and Greening, who were both on active duty with the Navy were set to re-deploy.

Klubert’s family members were present in the Norfolk courtroom throughout the weeklong trial, and are expected to be present at Greening’s sentencing to offer victim’s impact statements for the court record.