KENNEWICK, Wash. - A man
about to go on trial for first-degree aggravated murder has turned down an
offer that would spare him from spending the rest of his life in prison.
arrested Grant Scantling, 42, in March. Detectives say he shot the roommate of his
former fiance' out of jealousy.
Benton County Prosecutor
Andy Miller says in exchange for a guilty plea he would have dropped the
aggravated murder factor, which carries a mandatory life prison term without a
chance of parole.
Miller in court Wednesday morning told Superior Court Judge Robert
Swisher his offer expires at the end of the day.