Aggravated murder conviction in Yakima slaying

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A 23-year-old Tacoma man will be sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a woman in 2009 in a Yakima alley.

Aaron Briden was convicted Thursday of aggravated murder for the death of 42-year-old Shelly Kinter.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://is.gd/xaR4uI ) the superior court judge who heard the case also convicted Briden of rape and robbery. He'll be sentenced June 21. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com