Second suspect in attempted murder at Vancouver Lake appears in court

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

Published:

Updated: December 12, 2012, 6:16 PM

 
photoPedro "Junior" Godinez Jr.

()

Pedro “Junior” Godinez Jr., 19, of Vancouver appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of the Nov. 28 attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery of an Oregon man at Vancouver Lake Park.

Judge Scott Collier set bail at $1 million. Arraignment for Godinez is scheduled for Friday, the same day his alleged girlfriend, Joanna Kyrstin May Speaks, 22, is scheduled to be arraigned on identical charges.

Defense attorney Matt Hoff was appointed to represent Godinez.

Godinez appeared in a green suicide smock, so-named because its tear-resistant fabric makes it difficult for a prisoner to fashion into a noose.

He was apprehended Friday in the Central Washington town of Grandview by U.S. marshals and transported to Clark County on Tuesday.

Vancouver police previously recovered a stolen 2012 Nissan Sentra, believed to belong to the alleged victim in the case.

Speaks was arrested Nov. 30 on suspicion of luring an Oregon man, Freddie Landstrom, to her east Vancouver apartment. Once Landstrom arrived, she allegedly invited him into a bedroom and then Godinez allegedly entered, robbed him, took him to an area near Vancouver Lake and shot him.

Landstrom was shot multiple times before he grabbed the gun and struggled with the suspect, according to police. Landstrom was able to flee through a swamp west to Kadow’s Marina, police said. He walked for about an hour before contacting a resident, who called 911, said Deputy Prosecutor Dan Gasperino.

Paris Achen: 360-735-4551; http://twitter.com/Col_Courts; http://facebook.com/ColTrends; paris.achen@columbian.com.