Sentencing today for driver of rural Minatare fatality - Scottsbluff Area News, Sports, and Weather

Sentencing delayed for driver of rural Minatare fatality

Sentencing for a Minatare man who killed one of his passengers in a July drunk driving accident was delayed this afternoon in Scotts Bluff County District Court.

Drew Schmaltz has pled no contest on one count of manslaughter for the death of 21-year-old Taylor Magdaleno of Gering. Charges of felony motor vehicular homicide and driving under the influence were dropped in his plea agreement.

Judge Randall Lippstreu ordered more testing for Schmaltz at the Nebraska Corrections Center's Diagnostic Facility in Lincoln.

Manslaughter is a Class II felony, and carries a prison sentence ranging from one to 50 years in prison.

Sentencing has been rescheduled for May 24th. 

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