Ruiz Attorneys Want to Interview Key Prosecution Witness
Pasco. WA- Attorneys representing a man accused in a 20-year-old murder case want to interview a key prosecution witness before the trial.
Vicente Ruiz is charged with the execution-style shootings of five men in a Pasco auto body shop in 1987.
Police arrested Ruiz in Mexico three years ago.
One man convicted of the murders, Pedro Mendez Reynna, is now in state prison. Ruiz's defense team wants to find out before the trial if Reynna intends to refuse to answer questions that could incriminate him in other crimes.
Ruiz's attorneys say they're having a hard time locating some witnesses, who they say may have been deported since the murders.