Delez in court on probation violation

Accused murderer admits to failing to complete alcohol course

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2007

Accused murderer Anthony Delez, 21, appeared in Juneau District Court on Thursday on charges he violated terms of probation set last November after he pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol as a minor.

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Last August, Delez admitted to Juneau police he had consumed three beers after they found alcohol on his breath.

Delez, who was 20 at the time, later pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor and was ordered to enter a program at the Juneau Alcohol Safety Program, perform 48 hours of community service and pay a fine of $1,000, with $500 suspended, pending the completion of his probation.

In court Thursday Delez admitted he failed to complete the alcohol course by the March 20 deadline. District Attorney Doug Gardner asked for the court to impose the remaining $500 of the fine, waive the community service and close the case. The presiding judge granted both requests, revoking Delez' probation.

Delez is accused in the April 16 murder of Richard Mason, 36. Police say Delez drove his pickup over Mason during an alcohol-fueled argument alongside Glacier Highway near the Auke Bay ferry terminal.

Delez was charged with second-degree murder, driving while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license. Bail was set at $100,000.

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