Man charged in Omaree Varela’s death pleads guilty to DWI, drug charges

Stephen Casaus
Stephen Casaus

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The stepdad accused of beating 9-year-old Omaree Varela to death pleaded guilty to other charges in court Monday. Stephen Casaus was hit with drug and DWI charges in 2012, one year before Varela died.

A confidential information told police that Casaus was moving heroin and dealing out his car. Casaus faces a possible 9 years for those charges.

His trial for Varela’s death is scheduled for the end of this month.

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