Odessa Man Takes Plea Deal, Sentenced to Eight Years Behind Bars

Odessa Man Takes Plea Deal, Sentenced to Eight Years Behind Bars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man will spend the next eight years in jail.

Ruben Hernandez took a plea deal on Wednesday.

He was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

In March of 2013, Hernandez stopped at a stop sign then pulled out into an intersection and didn't yield to traffic.

A pickup truck slammed into him.

Hernandez's passenger, 34-year-old Nester Garza, died in the crash.