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December 5, 2013
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Trial delayed for pregnant defendant

Trial on a drug trafficking charge set to begin next week was delayed seven months because the defendant is pregnant, and expressed concern that the proceedings would put her unborn child under stress.

Attorney Derrick Lopez told District Judge Tod Young that the doctor for his client, Tearsa Lynn Chaidez, 33, was concerned for the health of the baby, due Feb. 23.

According to his client, Lopez said the doctor was concerned the baby wasn’t growing.

A frustrated Young said he was ready to sign an order calling 100 residents to report for jury duty for the trial that was …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 5, 2013 05:09PM Published Dec 5, 2013 02:24PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.