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Arraignment postponed in Wood trial

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By Tris DeRoma

Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer gave the court a bit of a surprise Friday during the arraignment of 36-year-old Robin Wood, a Los Alamos resident who is being accused of causing a deadly accident back in November, an accident which resulted in the death of a 37-year-old woman.
At the hearing, Sommer recused herself from the case after saying she had ties to the accused in the case.
Assistant District Attorney Michael Nuñez said in court Friday that Wood is facing up to nine years in jail and $10,000 in fines for his role in a crash that took place on N.M. 30 in late November.
Police reports at the time say that Wood was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Impala heading north when he swerved into the southbound lane crashing head on into a Chevrolet Cavalier being driven by 37-year-old Elizabeth Quintana.
The impact killed her instantly. Wood and his passenger, a 40 year-old woman, survived, and were treated at area hospitals for their injuries. Wood was later taken to the Los Alamos Detention Center for an unrelated probation violation related to a 2012 case.
In that case, Wood was charged with four counts of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Recently, Wood’s toxicology report came back revealing that he had .39 milligrams of methamphetamine per liter in his blood.


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