Edgar Yanez pleads guilty, 10 year sentence
Edgar Yanez has admitted for the first time today to driving a car under the influence that struck and killed a Paducah Sun delivery truck driver, Ezra Moffett.
Yanez has pled guilty to 2nd degree manslaughter, 1st degree criminal mischief, and 1st degree wanton endangerment.
The prosecution is recommending a 10 year sentence.
Yanez will be eligible for parole after serving 20 percent of his sentence.
The final sentencing will be Tuesday, February 25th at 10:30 a.m.
PADUCAH, Ky. - A judge has rejected a plea deal for a local teen charged with murder.
Original Story (5/20/2013):
PADUCAH, Ky. - The teen accused of killing a newspaper delivery truck driver, accepted a plea deal Monday in McCracken Circuit Court.
In a statement to Local 6, Yanez's attorney, Andrew Coiner, says evidence indicates Yanez may not have been driving at the time of the accident. He called the deal, "an offer all sides worked hard to get to."
Coiner said in this case there were no winners, "It'll be tough on the Yanez family for a while, but it's also going to be tought on the Moffetts. Edgar is going to come home to the Yanez family someday. Mr. Moffett will not come home."
The Moffett family declined to comment on the case. As part of the deal reached Monday Yanez will be responsible for paying the cost of Moffett's funeral. In addition, the Moffett family has filed a civil action lawsuit against Yanez and others.
Edgar Yanez will continue home incarceration until he is sentenced in September.