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Summer Trial possible for Body Shop Murders

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Pasco, WA- Prosecutors hope to get a trial underway in June for five murders that happened in Pasco 20 years ago.

Vicete Ruiz is accused in the execution-style shootings of five men in a Pasco auto body shop in 1987.

Authorities arrested Ruiz in Mexico. His first trial last summer ended in a mistrial.

Today prosecutors  and defense attorneys updated the judge on their progress of tracking down witnesses.

   Ruiz's attorney says some witnesses may have been deported since the murders.

Ruiz's attorney also told the judge today the Mexican consulate is growing increasingly worried that Ruiz isn't getting proper medical treatment recommended by a doctor six months ago.