Guilty murder verdict in fatal Pasco shooting



PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Another man has been convicted of murder in the shooting of a Pasco man who arranged farmworker jobs in onion fields.

Franklin County jurors returned the guilty verdict Tuesday against Jose Garcia-Morales.

Prosecutors say he was the lookout when his brother went to the home of Alfredo Garcia in December 2008. They believed they were owed money for being passed over for work. Alfredo Garcia was killed and his wife was wounded.

Prosecutors say the 28-year-old Jose Garcia-Morales will face a sentence similar to the 67 years his brother Ramon was given last year after his conviction on murder and attempted murder charges.


Information from: Tri-City Herald,