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17 days: Dispute over speedy trial countdown results in nixed jury trial

Azteca walks away free after trial dispute


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 It may be awhile, if ever, before Barton County jurors are permitted to decide the guilt or innocence of Alejandro “Vato” Azteca in a 2016 shooting outside a Great Bend apartment complex.
He was charged with attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault after he reportedly fired at Phillip Pardo and Sabrina Juarez, both of Great Bend, with a .45 caliber handgun.
The Barton County Attorney’s Office alleges he shot Pardo in the buttock during an incident on May 21, 2016, during an altercation between Pardo and Azteca’s brother, Pablo Alfonso Nunez.
Following the incident, Azteca fled to Minnesota ...

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