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Murder Sentence Corrected

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Yakima, WA - Eleven years after a convicted murderer was sentenced, the Yakima County Superior court is correcting an error.  Evaristo Salas was convicted of first degree murder for the shooting death of Jose Areola in sunnyside back in 1996.  Areola's girlfriend and infant son were in the car with him when he was killed.  The original sentence did not require any parole for Salas.  For community safety, two years of parole have been added to his sentence.  He's scheduled for release in 21 years.