Elderly Man Will Stand Trial For 1978 Plainview Murder - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/10/03

Elderly Man Will Stand Trial For 1978 Plainview Murder

An 83-year-old man will stand trial in Plainview for a 1978 murder. This, after a Hale County judge rejected a plea-bargain offer in the case Monday.

Margarito Hernandez is charged with the 1978 murder of Georgia Ruiz. He turned himself into authorities, in August, 25 years after the crime.

Monday's plea offer would've sent Hernandez to prison for 20 years. The victim's family, however would not settle for anything less than 25 years. The decision now means Hernandez will go to trial in Hale County.

A trial date has not been set.

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