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Accused Killer's Attorney says State's Lone Witness is Changing his Tune

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PASCO, Wash.- Accused killer Martin Vaal Lopez now says the state's only witness's story doesn't match up.  

Vaal Lopez is accused of shooting Beatris Pullido-Padilla at her Pasco home two years ago, then fleeing to Mexico.  

In court on Tuesday his attorney said prosecutors' major piece of evidence, a statement from a witness who identified Lopez in a lineup before his arrest, has changed his story.

"He responded to the police officers at the scene that he didn't know the man who came to the door, that he thought it was a cousin of Carlos Tapetta, this is even though he knows Mr. Martin Lopez," said attorney Jim Egan noted in Lopez's defense.

Egan also claims phone calls between the victim and an ex-boyfriend show he could in fact be the one responsible for the killing.

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