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Prosecutors Friday gave Daniel J. English, a speedboater who caused boating deaths on the Niagara River, a short delay of his jail term while the state's high court decides if it wants to review his case.

English, 48, of Blasdell was supposed to have surrendered Friday to begin the 30-day jail term he got last Dec. 4. But the Erie County district attorney's office has given him until Wednesday to surrender.

Deputy District Attorney John J. DeFranks said Judge Vito J. Titone of the Court of Appeals in Albany asked for a slight delay in the jailing while Titone decides if the full court will consider English's last-ditch appeal of his conviction. Last Friday, prosecutors had ordered English to surrender after the five-judge Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Rochester rejected his appeal.

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