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Morales murder trial continues, paralyzed victim takes stand

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PASCO, Wash. --  The murder trial for Ramon Garcia Morales continued in Pasco Monday. with an emotional 9-1-1 call.

The call came from then 15 year old, Erica Garcia.  She was home two and half years ago when her parents, Maria Ramirez de Garcia and Alfredo Garcia were shot at.

Alfredo was hit six times and died.

His wife of 20 years, Ramirez de Garcia was shot four times.  The mother of four daughters now has difficulty seeing out of her right eye and is paralyzed. She also took the stand Monday.


She identified Ramon Morales Garcia and his brother, Jose as the people who came to their home that night.  She also called 9-11 but the call was shortly disconnected.  Ramirez de Garcia says she doesn't remember much after calling, just waking up in a Seattle hospital.

 31 year old Ramon Morales faces life in prison if convicted of first degree murder and attempted murder.  He sat in court with his eyes closed through everyone's testimonies.

Also on the stand Monday, three WSP forensic scientists.

Terry Bloor, with the Benton County Prosecutor's Office says he hopes to present closing arguments Tuesday.

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