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Umatilla man sentenced to life in prison for triple murder

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Francisco Resendez Miranda was sentenced Monday. A jury found him guilty of three counts of aggravated first-degree murder in November. Francisco Resendez Miranda was sentenced Monday. A jury found him guilty of three counts of aggravated first-degree murder in November.

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A Umatilla man will spend life in prison for killing three Pasco people in a cornfield in August 2014.
    
The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1lLyupt ) that Francisco Resendez Miranda was sentenced Monday. A jury found him guilty of three counts of aggravated first-degree murder in November.
    
Prosecutors say Resendez Miranda fatally shot Abigail Torres-Renteria, 23, Victoria Torres, 19, and David Perez-Saucedo, 22. Their bodies were found 15 miles from Resendez Miranda's apartment. Torres-Renteria was nearly nine months pregnant.
    
Court documents show the killings may have been out of retaliation for a break-in at his apartment the night before.
    
At his sentencing, 24-year-old Resendez Miranda did not apologize to the victims' families or admit to the killings, he instead said the conviction has taken him from his family and children.
    
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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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