YAKIMA -- Jose Sanchez Jr. is sentenced to two life sentences without parole, plus an additional 840 months for charges associated with the murders of Ricky and Mya Causor back in 2005.
Before the sentencing, the defense pushed for a mistrial. They said the county jail should not be used to hold trials because the jury sees the defendant while in custody.
They also argued that the 9mm hand gun should not have been entered into evidence, because it wasn't sufficiently proven to be used in the murders. They argued that certain video of Sanchez should not have been shown to the jury, because it doesnt "establish consciousness of guilt", which the prosecution argued it did.
Several members of Causor's family addressed the court. Many of them said Sanchez should be sentenced to life in prison without parole. The family members who spoke included Ricky Causor's mother, step-father, sister, and Michelle Kublick, Causor's girlfriend who was shot by Sanchez the night of the murders.
KNDO local news will have a full report on the sentencing tonight at 5 o'clock.