SA man frustrated by Maverick County justice
Victim's son: Plea agreement in mother's death 'disgusting'
The son of a San Antonio woman killed in 2010 as she left the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino said he is frustrated by Maverick County's handling of the case.
A head-on crash claimed the life of 73-year-old Adeline Hutson and severely injured her two daughters on the road leading to the casino.
Alan Martin said he expected Kickapoo tribal member Raul Rodriguez to get 20 years for intoxication manslaughter in his mother's death, until a sudden plea agreement in July.
"To drop it down to 8-15 years is just disgusting," Martin said.
He also said the family was not told a plea deal was in the works.
Martin said, "He was pleading not guilty for almost three years, and all of sudden, there's a plea agreement given, and we're not told?"
He also said the agreement did not include intoxication assault of his two sisters, and the truck driven by Rodriguez was not deemed a deadly weapon.
Martin said the sentencing will not occur until January, six months after Rodriguez pleaded guilty.
"Typically, it's three months," Martin said.
He said when the time comes, he hopes the judge hands down a longer sentence.
Roberto Serna, the Maverick County district attorney, said it would be unethical to respond until after the sentencing.
Martin earlier had fought the Kickapoo claim to hear the case.
He said yet now, "For the D.A. in Maverick County to come out and do this to the family, (that's) total disrespect."
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