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UPDATE: Sunnyside Police Have Arrested a Man in Connection with the Death of his Brother

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SUNNYSIDE, WA.- Sunnyside Police have a man in custody who now faces first degree manslaughter charges after officers say he ran over his brother with a car.  

44 year old Raul Campos Cabrera is currently in the Yakima County Jail. He was arrested Thursday after police say an  argument led to 41 year old Jose Cabrera's death.


We spoke with police Friday who say witnesses saw the two brothers at an event together on September 29th, but they later left after an argument. The two drove to Sheller Road and North 16th Street where they both got out of the car. The older brother than got back into the vehicle and tried to drive away when the younger brother jumped on the hood of the car.


Police say the driver then slammed on the brakes and Jose Cabrera was thrown off of the car. He suffered head injuries and was run over by the car according to police. He died from his injuries on October 2nd.


Police told us the community played a large role in this case coming together, "The community and witnesses coming forward makes our jobs so much easier, and it's really their community and it really is difficult for us to do our job without their assistance," Commander Scott Bailey said.


Police told us they are waiting on toxicology reports to see if either of the men were intoxicated. Cabrera was booked into the Yakima County Jail on Thursday afternoon, he's facing first degree manslaughter charges.

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Deputies booked Raul Campos Cabrera Thursday afternoon into the Yakima County Jail. Police say the two brothers had an altercation on September 29th. Raul Campos Cabrera is facing manslaughter in the first degree charges in the death of his brother Jose Cabrera.

He is cooperating with investigators.