PHOENIX (07/23/2014) – Sentencing for a man charged in the hit-and-run death of a Phoenix police officer has been delayed. It was scheduled for Tuesday morning.
It was over a year ago that Phoenix Police Officer Daryl Raetz was killed during a DUI stop.
Jesus Cabrera-Molina, the man accused of hitting him with his SUV, was set to learn his punishment on Tuesday morning, but it has been postponed to September 12.
He pleaded no contest to negligent homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal injury accident after originally pleading not guilty to charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.
Prosecutors say Raetz was conducting a DUI stop back in may of 2013 when Cabrera-Molina hit him and drove off.
Cabrera-Molina had originally been arrested on drug charges, but investigators were eventually able to figure out that vehicle pieces from the scene matched parts missing from Cabrera-Molina’s SUV.
Court papers also show he told police that he had been drinking and doing cocaine the night of the accident. ….MORE