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Former Sheriff Terry Maketa trial delayed


Maketa's 2016 mugshot - FILE PHOTO
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  • Maketa's 2016 mugshot

Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's trial has been postponed from May 31 to June 27 after a member of the prosecution team abruptly resigned. According to Fox21News, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office sought the delay, citing difficulty in getting another prosecution member up to speed on a case that involves 26,000 pages of discovery as well as audio and video evidence. The Gazette reported that Grant Fevurly cited in his resignation letter "significant burnout, stress and anxiety" due to work.

The former three-term sheriff's defense team opposed the postponement, citing his right to a speedy trial by June 17, news outlets reported. Maketa is charged with nine counts that accuse him of various crimes related to alleged actions he took as sheriff. Also charged in the case are former Undersheriff Paula Presley and former Commander Juan San Agustin, whose trials are set for the fall.

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