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15-year-old Sunnyside Boy Could be Charged as Adult for Murder

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YAKIMA, Wa -    A 15-year-old Sunnyside boy who allegedly shot and killed a man in outlook is facing a second degree murder charge.

Bernardo Trevino appeared in juvenile court this afternoon. 

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says Trevino shot and killed 20-year-old George Salinas III on Tuesday night in Outlook in what they are calling a gang related murder.

The state issued a mandatory decline motion.  Now probation department will do an investigation to see if Trevino meets the criteria to be tried as an adult or as a juvenile.

The juvenile prosecutor tells us that Trevino would likely face significantly less time in prison if he is tried as a juvenile.  She says the standard sentencing range is about three and a half years up to age 21.

15-year-old Lorena Leon was in court as well facing a charge of accomplice to second degree murder.  She could also be charged as an adult.

The juvenile prosecutor says she doesn't know how soon a decision will be made on either case.

Both Leon and Trevino have another hearing on May 18th.

 

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