- Associated Press - Saturday, February 25, 2017

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Yakima man who pleaded guilty to murdering his former girlfriend has been sentenced to 26 years in prison.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://goo.gl/iBfWBX ) Ricardo Mendoza received the sentence Friday as part of a plea agreement in the death of Marcelina Briones.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in January and had faced a standard maximum sentence of nearly 29 years.

Mendoza attacked Briones with a baseball bat at her Yakima home in January 2016.


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

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