Sentencing for Husband of Dead Reality Star Delayed Until After Wife's Funeral

Jade Goody’s husband will be able to attend her funeral after a sentencing hearing was delayed until after the reality star's burial.

Jack Tweed, 21, was to appear in court tomorrow to be sentenced for assaulting a taxi driver, and feared he would be sent to prison before his wife’s funeral.

The hearing has now been adjourned until April 16, ensuring Tweed will be at St John the Baptist, in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, on April 4 to see the "Big Brother" star, who was 27, buried in the gown she wore to marry him last month.

Tweed sobbed as magistrates in Epping, Essex, found him guilty of assault earlier this month. The court heard that Tweed, who pleaded not guilty, had attacked Stephen Wilkins after being driven from a nightclub in Epping in May 2008.

Wilkins told how Tweed grabbed him around the neck while he was driving at around 50mph, threatened to stab him and pulled up the handbrake forcing the taxi to spin in the road.

Magistrates have warned Tweed that they are considering a custodial sentence.