I read the minute entries and there's more than one as I recall regarding a plea. It seemed clear to me at the time that the reason was that a particular person had to agree, and it wasn't Juan. There was something rescheduled to potentially accommodate the person who did have authority to agree, but I don't remember his name. I'm not making it up to be "mean" to Juan. He's an assistant prosecutor and this is a dp case, so it doesn't surprise me that his superior would make that decision. The tweets say that the State, and the State and the family refused a plea. Even though the State doesn't have to listen to the family, everyone here knows that both of those things are true. The family wants the DP and the State wants it to. Neither was willing to accept a plea or offer a different deal in compromise. Including life with or without parole.