This was the fifth time Anderson had been scheduled to be sentenced since he pleaded guilty to the charge in June 2012. According to court records, Anderson had heart surgery and was in poor health, which delayed the original August sentencing hearing.
Anderson reportedly was belligerent with hospital staff on Nov. 8, 2011. While he was being helped to a urinal that day, Ogden police officials have said he ripped wires from the monitor and wrapped them around a nurse's neck.
The nurse called for help before losing consciousness as other staffers arrived.
Anderson wrote in a February letter to DiReda that he does not remember that day.
"I do not know anything that happened," Anderson wrote. "I don't even remember seeing the nurse at the time of the assault. They had me on a lot of drugs at the time and I remember nothing. ... I didn't come out of it until the second day in jail."
Anderson wrote that he was at the hospital in November 2011 to have heart surgery.