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Paducah Teen Charged As Adult In Crash

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PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – A former high school soccer standout has entered a not guilty plea as an adult to a murder charge in a traffic death.

The Paducah Sun reported the court certified 17-year-old Edgar Yanez as an adult because of the severity of the charges.

Yanez was charged with murder, first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

His attorneys entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf at a hearing Thursday in McCracken Circuit Court.

Authorities said Yanez was driving a sport utility vehicle that collided with Ezra Moffett Jr.'s vehicle on June 20, killing Moffett - a 34-year-old pizza delivery driver.

Yanez was held in lieu of $1 million bond.

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