Joe Lopez parole hearing delayed

By TejanoNation Staff @TejanoNation
By TejanoNation Staff
Joe Lopez (Cameron County Sheriff)

The parole hearing for former Tejano singer and Mazz co-founder Joe Lopez scheduled for today (October 26) has been postponed.

Lopez family friend and radio personality Bonnie Hernandez posted the news via a live video on her Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.

“We were supposed to be given a date today and this date is for his hearing, they have moved back the date,” a crushed Hernandez said in the video. “In the next few days we will have the date where we will present all the final evidence and Joe Lopez will not only be coming home, but in the name of Jesus, we’re going to get that man exonerated.”

Lopez has been in prison since 2006 when the singer was convicted on multiple sex offense charges involving a minor.  He was sentenced to 32 years in prison, but because he will serve the sentences concurrently, they amount to 20 years in prison. His full prison term would end on October 27, 2026.

The Lopez family has always maintained the former singer’s innocence on the charges.

Tejano Nation will have more details as they become available.

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