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Union Gap man sentenced in deadly Yakima shooting

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YAKIMA, WA (AP) - A Washington state man accused of a deadly 2016 shooting in Yakima has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
  
25-year-old Ivan Venegas-Madrid entered an Alford plea to a second-degree murder charge in Yakima County Superior Court on Thursday.
  
In an Alford plea, a person doesn't admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a likely conviction.
  
Venegas-Madrid of Union Gap was accused of killing Luis Manuel Ramirez-Gonzalez in the parking lot of a Yakima business in April 2016.
  
Prosecutors say the 26-year-old woman who drove Venegas-Madrid to and from the shooting scene also entered an Alford plea to a charge of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Amber Marquez was sentenced to a year in jail.

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