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Man charged in vehicular deaths of 4 asks for youthful offender status

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Adrian Renteria pleaded not guilty Monday. (Source: MCSO) Adrian Renteria pleaded not guilty Monday. (Source: MCSO)
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A Marshall County man pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges involving a car accident that killed four young people.

Adrian Michael Renteria entered his plea Monday afternoon during an arraignment hearing.

He faces four counts of manslaughter and three counts of second degree assault. The charges stem from a two vehicle accident in July 2013 on Highway 431.

Jonryan Lawson, Blake Anthony Keener, Ruben Pacheco, and Maegan Cordell died as a result of their injuries.

Renteria sked the judge Monday to be tried as a youthful offender.

Several members of the victims' families were in court for the hearing, and do not feel he deserves youthful offender status, a status which provides for substantially lower sentences.

"Throwing the bottle rockets out of the car into the truck, how close he got to the truck with the kids screaming for him to stop. He doesn't deserve youthful offender or probation," said Cheryl Cordell. "He has shown no remorse. He's sitting there, just now, laughing at us, laughing in our face. This is no laughing matter at all."

A hearing for the youthful offender motion is set for October 21 at 9 am.

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