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Yakima man pleads guilty to 2008 murder

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima man accused of killing his mother-in-law back in July 2008 pled guilty to all counts in Yakima County Superior Court on Monday.

The court clerk told KNDO Vicente Diaz pled guilty to second-degree murder for the death of Maria Moya on July 15, 2008.

Detectives said Diaz was on the run for about a month with law enforcement across the nation looking for him. Officers caught up with him in Modesto, CA, where he had family. Two officers from the Yakima Police Department drove down to the Stanislaus County Jail, where Diaz was being held by local authorities, to bring him back to Yakima.

The status hearing for his sentencing is scheduled for Friday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m.