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Robert Aragon Trial Continues

Shoshone

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By Jay Michaels

The trial for Jerome resident Robert Aragon entered its second day.
Robert Aragon's son Bear, 13, took the witness stand in Shoshone this morning.

Bear said after the elder Aragon's car became stuck on Magic road on Christmas day last year, Bear and his sister Sage, 11, wanted to walk to their mother's house at West Magic. Bear Aragon said that his father told them to be careful, stay together, and don't go into the fields.

Bear said the two of them began walking while the sun was still high in the sky. But the weather changed, and his sister Sage died of hypothermia after becoming lost in a snowstorm. Robert Aragon pled not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and felony injury to a child.

Judge Richard Bevan says it will be up to the jury to decide whether Aragon's choice to let his children try to walk ten miles through the snow to their mother's house was a result of harmful intent or not. Bevan says closing arguments will begin Friday.


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