Wash. man gets 40 years for killing 2 teensSeptember 30, 2013 @ 8:33 pm
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting two teenagers at a Naches River swimming hole last year.
The Yakima Herald-Republic ( http://is.gd/XOqRCr) reports that Lameiro Flores initially claimed self-defense in shooting at three teenagers. However, last week he pleaded guilty to two charges of first-degree murder. He was sentenced Monday.
Killed were 17-year-old Jose Avilez and 18-year-old Jobany Martinez. Flores said they had assaulted him in the past and he feared another attack. Police say the two were shot in the head at close range.
A third teen escaped injury.
Prosecutors said Flores was never in imminent danger and suggested he went to the river with murder in mind.
Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com
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