Judge rejects plea deal in Yanez case

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Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

PADUCAH, Ky. - A judge has rejected a plea deal for a local teen charged with murder.

18-year-old Edgar Yanez is being held responsible for the death of Ezra Moffett.

Investigators say Yanez was driving under the influence in June of 2012 when he struck Moffett's van.  Moffett was delivering newspapers for The Paducah Sun.

Yanez accepted a plea deal last May, but his attorney told Local 6 Tuesday the judge rejected it.

Yanez's trial is set to begin February 10, 2014.

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