Man pleads guilty to intoxication manslaughter

An Andrews man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to running over and killing a 38-year-old man with a Chevrolet Silverado more than four years ago.
David Morin, 37, pleaded guilty in the 161st District Court of Judge John Smith to the charges of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle, manslaughter, and failure to stop and render aid, second degree felonies, and was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. As part of the plea deal, District Attorney Bobby Bland said the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was dropped.
Police reported at the time they originally received a call of a car-pedestrian accident on the evening of Nov. 11, 2014, in the 8700 block of the Andrews Highway service road.
Officers later ruled the death of the victim, Jonel Olivas, as suspicious based off of witness statements, police previously stated. Witnesses told police there was some sort of disturbance at a 7-Eleven gas station, but it was unclear how it started or what it was about, and it was unknown whether Morin and Olivas knew each other of if they arrived in the same vehicle.
After learning both Olivas and Morin were from Andrews, Morin was found and charged by the Andrews Police Department following a traffic stop.
Morin will be eligible for parole in 10 years. Court records show Adrian Chavez was his attorney.