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Plea change averts trial


October 11, 2017

A late change of plea hearing Friday morning resulted in a trial for George Maestas being cancelled.

His trial was scheduled to start Tuesday.

Maestas, 68, pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated homicide by vehicle and one count of driving while under the influence of a controlled substance resulting in serious bodily injury. The three charges combined could result in a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison and a maximum fine of $25,000.

Maestas plead without making a plea agreement with the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office.

Appearing before District Court Judge Nena James, Ma...

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