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Slezak pleads no contest in 2012 incident that killed 5


Josef Slezak, 36, of Rivergrove, Ill. pled no contest Friday afternoon to four counts of motor vehicle homicide, a class IIIA felony and one count of motor vehicle homicide involving an unborn child, a class IV felony. Judge Derek Weimer, ruling over Cheyenne County district court accepted the pleas and found Slezak guilty of all counts.

Weimer ordered a pre-sentence investigation report and scheduled sentencing for October 16 at noon.

On Sept. 9, 2012 Slezak was driving a commercial tractor trailer on Interstate 80 in Cheyenne county. A wreck had stopped traffic on that roadway near...

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