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3 men charged with killing Yakima County Jail inmate

December 15, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Three men have been charged with murder in an attack in the Yakima County Jail that led to the death of an inmate.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Julian Luis Gonzalez of Toppenish, 25-year-old Deryk Alexander Donato of White Swan, and 19-year-old Felipe Luis Jr. of Yakima were each charged Thursday with one count of aggravated first-degree murder and first-degree murder.

On Dec. 10, deputies were sent to the jail to investigate an assault on 36-year-old inmate Jacob Ozuna.

The sheriff’s office says Ozuna was sent to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

An autopsy showed Ozuna died from severe blunt force trauma including a swollen head and bleeding brain.

It wasn’t immediately known if the suspects had obtained lawyers.

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