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SPOKANE, Wash. -
Former Pasco police officer Richard Aguirre made his first appearance in Spokane County Superior Court Wednesday on charges of 1st degree murder and voyeurism, as well as a new charge of tampering with a witness.
    New court documents filed this week say Aguirre made contact with his ex-girlfriend from jail. She is now a witness in this case.
    When Aguirre realized he suspected of the 1986 killing Ruby Doss in April, he called his ex-girlfriend to his home, documents say. Court documents also say Aguirre appeared depressed, and told his ex that he had sex with Doss, but did not kill her.
    Less than two months later the former officer was arrested and charged with murder. That's when detectives believe he started trying to contact his ex from jail with the help of his sister and longtime friend.
    According to court documents, Aguirre's sister friended the ex-girlfriend on facebook, and then agreed to call her.
    The prosecution believes Aguirre was trying to influence her testimony, and charged Aguirre with tampering with a witness.
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