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Former CCPD officer will stand trial after judge rejects plea deal

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Posted at 12:43 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 01:56:19-04

The former Corpus Christi police officer accused of impersonating a Child Protective Services case worker is heading to trial on Monday after upsetting a judge.

An emergency hearing was held Thursday for Norma Deleon after the court was told she would enter a guilty plea in her case. Deleon is charged of impersonating a public servant which is a third degree felony offense punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Prior to the judge taking the plea deal, Deleon told the judge she was not pregnant but that she only thought was. Last week, Deleon asked the judge for permission to see her former boyfriend Tommy Cabello in jail. In June, Cabello was convicted of domestic violence against his ex-wife and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Cabello was also a police officer who retired from the force in April while waiting for his trial to begin. Deleon and Cabello were restricted from seeing each other while out on bond and waiting for their respective trials.

In Thursday's hearing, the judge formally asked Deleon if she committed the crime of impersonating a public servant in November. Deleon said that was the charge she was given, but that she had not committed the crime.

The judge then said she could not accept Deleon's plea deal, and that she will stand trial on Monday, Aug. 6.