YAKIMA, Wash. -- Prosecutors have upped the charges for the man accused of kidnapping, raping and brutally beating a Yakima woman to death.
Aaron Leroy Briden was re arraigned Friday with the charge of first degree aggravated murder. If convicted this new charge carries the possible penalty of life in prison or the death sentence.
Investigators believe Briden randomly attacked Shelly Kinter back in October. The trial is scheduled for May.