Washington state man sentenced in deadly Yakima shooting

August 31, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of a deadly 2016 shooting in Yakima has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 25-year-old Ivan Venegas-Madrid entered an Alford plea to a second-degree murder charge in Yakima County Superior Court on Thursday.

In an Alford plea, a person doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a likely conviction.

Venegas-Madrid of Union Gap was accused of killing Luis Manuel Ramirez-Gonzalez in the parking lot of a Yakima business in April 2016.

Prosecutors say the 26-year-old woman who drove Venegas-Madrid to and from the shooting scene also entered an Alford plea to a charge of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Amber Marquez was sentenced to a year in jail.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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