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Suspect accused of stabbing and running over victim charged

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The suspect accused of stabbing and running over another man last month in Sunnyside was charged Friday in Yakima County Superior Court.

Pedro Lopez-Garcia was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree assault, and resisting arrest.

The victim was identified as Pablo Torres Alvarez.

Sunnyside police told KNDO this incident was not gang-related.

Alvarez's death makes it the fourth homicide for Sunnyside, and the 17th homicide for Yakima County this year.

Prosecutors say Lopez-Garcia's bail remains at $1 million. His trial date is set fore September 20.

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