The ongoing preliminary hearing for Juan de Dios Cordova, the Rio Arriba County man charged with vehicular homicide, has all the drama you would expect from a Rio Arriba criminal case.
There are attorneys going at it with witnesses, allegations of report tampering, witnesses recanting their testimony, even requests to have a Sheriff’s Office spokesman removed from the courtroom.
State District Judge Glenn Ellington will decide if there is enough evidence for Cordova to stand trial in the case. He stands accused of being drunk and killing motorcyclist Mark Wolfe and injuring his wife Deb Hill on May 28.
Bill Rodgers has a great summary of the past week’s worth of drama in Thursday’s Rio Grande Sun. As often is the case with the Sun, this is certainly worth the read: