Jose Sanchez Jr. Found Guilty of First Degree Murder
YAKIMA -- The verdict is in for the murder trial of Jose Sanchez Junior. The jury has found him guilty of first degree murder in the killing of 21 year old Ricky Causor and his three year old daughter, Mya, in February of 2005.
Ricky Causor's girlfriend, Michelle Kublick and his other daughter, Angelica, survived the shooting.
Sanchez's accomplice, Mario Mendez, testified against Sanchez, after already pleading guilty to playing a role in the murders.
During the five week trial, Sanchez's defense team argued that he wasn't at the scene on the night of the murders despite multiple witnesses putting him at the scene of the crime.
State prosecutors claim Sanchez was there, and that he intended to kill all four people in the house.
Closing arguments were made on Thursday and the jury spent all day Friday discussing the case.
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