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Murder trial underway in Walla Walla

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WALLA WALLA, WA - The trial for a man facing murder charges in the shooting deaths of a woman and her boyfriend in their front yard in Walla Walla has begun. In the opening arguments Wednesday, the prosecution presented evidence in its case against 23-year-old Jose M. Quintero.
 
Quintero faces two counts of murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in the killing of Janette Rojas-Balderas and her boyfriend, Jon Cody Cano. They were shot in their front yard on Aug. 7, 2015. Prosecutors say Rojas-Balderas was killed because she was a police informant. The defense is questioning the prosecutions evidence. 
 
The trial is expected to last more than two weeks.

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