Umatilla man pleads guilty in shooting


Published Nov 13, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

RICHLAND, Wash. — A 41-year-old Umatilla man has received a three-month jail sentence in Washington state for shooting another man in the chest.

The Tri-City Herald reports that Edgar Martinez pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree assault in Franklin County Superior Court.

Deputy Prosecutor Frank Jenny says the charge was reduced from first-degree assault in the plea deal partly because the 29-year-old victim, Israel Garcia, refuses to talk to police or prosecutors.

Garcia was shot in the chest while sitting in his car on March 31, 2011.