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Macias-Moreno to enter plea Dec. 31

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Edgar Macias-Moreno, charged with the murder of Madelaine Loh in June, appeared in Delta County Court on Monday, Nov. 19. Accompanied by the public defender and an interpeter, he waived arraignment. The district attorney's office has made an offer, the details of which were not revealed. Entry of plea was set for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31.

Macias-Moreno has been held in Delta County Jail since he turned himself in to authorities on June 27, a week after he allegedly strangled Loh to death. He put her body in her car and drove west. As daylight approached, he pulled off Interstate 15 and left Loh's body behind some large tree stumps. He continued on to Las Vegas, using Loh's debit and credit cards to purchase food, gas and gamble.

Macias-Moreno faces a lengthy list of charges including first degree murder, second degree kidnapping, aggravated motor vehicle theft, unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, identity theft, domestic violence and abuse of a corpse.

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