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Hugoton Murder Trial Rescheduled

KSCB News - March 23, 2010 12:00 am

The trial of a man accused of killing his mother has been pushed back nearly a month. Twenty five year old Michael Maestas of Hugoton is charged with first degree murder in the stabbing of his mother Lorenza Maestas on August 1. He called 911 and said he stabbed his mother. His trial was scheduled to begin April 7 but will begin May 4. Lorenza Maestas reportedly was stabbed over 150 times. Michael Maestas was arrested for murder and transported to the Stevens County Law Enforcement Center. Michael had been living with his mother. Lorenza Maestas was known as Lorie by her friends. She worked at the Pioneer Manor for 18 years. She was survived by seven children.


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