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Homicide in Hugoton

KSCB News - August 3, 2009 12:00 am

According to the Stevens County Sherriff’s office, on Saturday, August 1, 2009, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 9-1-1 call. The caller identified himself as Michael Maestas, age 25. He stated he had just stabbed his mother, Lorenza Maestas, 52. Lorenza was pronounced dead by the Stevens County Coroner. She 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 is survived by seven children. Her funeral was Monday.

 

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