Case of El Paso County constable's 2014 death dismissed

Devon Huerta in court on Thursday. Huerta is accused of punching Constable Robert White on Halloween in 2014. (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)

The case filed against an ex-Fort Bliss soldier accused in the 2014 death of an off-duty constable working security at a Halloween haunted house in El Paso has been dismissed.

On Friday, the District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the charges against Devon Huerta-Person.

In March, the jury in his second trial was deadlocked 11-1.

He was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant.

A different jury in 2016 also failed to reach a verdict in the death of 45-year-old Constable Robert White.

Investigators say White was kicking some people out of the haunted house when he allegedly was punched and fell. White later died at a hospital.

An autopsy determined White died from health problems, including heart disease and high blood pressure, but his security-related injury was a factor.

The District Attorney’s Office released the following statement Monday.

The motion to dismiss in this case is factually accurate and reflects why the State of Texas is choosing to dismiss the case. The jury in both trials was unable to reach a verdict of guilty or not guilty. Because neither jury was able to reach a verdict, dismissal is appropriate.
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