Trial set for Denver boy's hit-and-run death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Oswaldo Lopez is scheduled to go to trail in mid-August for the hit-and-run death of an 11-year-old boy.

Photo taken by KUSA-TV 9News in Denver

DENVER (AP) -- A man charged in the hit-and-run death of an 11-year-old boy in Denver is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 11.

The Denver Post reports 21-year-old Oswaldo Lopez pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of vehicular homicide and one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in the Feb. 16 death of Michael "Mikey" Espinoza.

Prosecutors say Lopez, of Aurora, was racing when he hit Espinoza as he was walking across Federal Boulevard. Police say the man's license plate and pieces of his car were found on the street where the fifth-grader was hit.


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