MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Mario Chacon was arrested in May, charged with the murder of 20-year-old Madeline Pantoja. Chacon was taken to the Midland County Detention Center, originally issued with a bond set at $3 million.
An earlier pre-trial hearing was set a month ago, on September 12th, but was reportedly cancelled when Chacon’s defense motioned for a jury trial.
Now, reports state that today’s pre-trial hearing was also cancelled, as Chacon’s defense continues to file new motions.
The trial is currently set to begin on December 4th, at the 142nd District Courtroom. However, in a statement from the District Attorney’s Office, ” All of the dates listed can, and very often do, change.”
We will continue to update you on this story as we learn more.