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Accused Killer Asks For Charges To Be Dismissed

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PASCO, Wash. - A judge in Franklin County denies a request to dismiss charges against accused murderer Martin Vaal-Lopez .

Lopez is accused of killing Beatris Pulido Padilla at her Pasco home two years ago, then escaping to Mexico.  Lopez asked Judge Dennis Yule to dismiss charges because he claims the court violated his right to a speedy trial.  Friday, the judge did not find any reason to uphold that claim. 

His trial is still set for May 19th.

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