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Teenager Awaits Murder Sentence

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Pasco, WA- A Franklin County Judge this week will sentence a Pasco teenager to prison for murder.

Prosecutors charged 17-year-old Christopher Ruesga as an adult. Police arrested the young man in April for shooting and killing a man during a fight between rival gangs.

In an Alford plea, Ruesga pleaded guilty in August to second degree murder.

Prosecutors say before Ruesga is sentenced on Thursday, they'll call four people to the stand, including the sister of the victim, 38-year-old Eutimio Martinez Vivero.

The teenager faces up to 18 years in prison.

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