One among two individuals accused of taking pictures a person to loss of life final 12 months has been sentenced to virtually two years in state custody.
The 14-year-old defendant pleaded responsible to first-degree manslaughter earlier this month in Yakima County Juvenile Courtroom. In return for his responsible plea, prosecutors dropped second-degree homicide and second-degree illegal firearms possession prices.
He was sentenced to 93 weeks in a state juvenile rehabilitation heart, with credit score for the 130 days he served within the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Heart whereas awaiting trial.
The teenager was tried in juvenile courtroom after Yakima County Prosecuting Lawyer Joe Brusic mentioned prosecutors didn’t have sufficient data to persuade the juvenile courtroom to switch him to Superior Courtroom to be tried as an grownup.
“We now have to have a look at his previous prison historical past, his social historical past and make a full analysis,” Brusic said in an earlier interview. “There’s simply not sufficient prior contacts inside the juvenile system to ‘decline’ him as an grownup.”
The Yakima Herald Republic usually doesn’t publish the names of defendants who’re being tried within the juvenile justice system.
The teenager and 16-year-old Luis Daniel Valencia are accused of shooting Sebastian Alejandro Suarez, 18, on the intersection of South twentieth Avenue and West Nob Hill Boulevard Oct. 28 following an argument.
Suarez died on the scene.
In his plea assertion, the teenager mentioned that after being struck by Suarez, he “drew a pistol from my pocket and shot a number of occasions at him.” He additionally famous in his assertion that he was not claiming self-defense as an entire protection for the crime.
Valencia, 16, is awaiting trial in Yakima County Superior Courtroom on second-degree homicide and second-degree illegal firearms possession prices. As a 16-year-old charged with homicide, Valencia’s case was routinely transferred to Superior Courtroom.