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Man sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend and her child

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend and her child

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, WA - A man convicted of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend and her toddler in southeastern Washington has been sentenced to life in prison.
 
26-year-old Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez was given two life sentences Wednesday after being found guilty of two counts of aggravated first-degree murder. He will be imprisoned without the possibility of early release or parole.
 
Fragos-Ramirez was accused of shooting Maria Cruz-Calvillo in July 2015 because he was possessive and obsessed with her. Authorities say Cruz-Calvillo and her 3-year-old son, Luis Lopez-Cruz, were shot inside a car, which was then set on fire. The burning vehicle was found in a ravine in northern Franklin County.
 
The defense claimed the mother and son likely were killed by drug dealers. Attorney Scott Johnson says his client maintains his innocence.

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