Edgar Yanez accepts plea deal in 2012 death of Ezra Moffett Jr.
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.