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Former Pasco officer arrested in 1986 killing posts bail

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A former Pasco police officer who faces a murder charge in the 1986 killing of a Spokane prostitute has been released from jail pending trial. A former Pasco police officer who faces a murder charge in the 1986 killing of a Spokane prostitute has been released from jail pending trial.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A former Pasco police officer who faces a murder charge in the 1986 killing of a Spokane prostitute has been released from jail pending trial.
    
The Tri-City Herald reports that Richard J. Aguirre was released on bail Friday night after a Spokane County Superior Court judge reduced his bond from $1 million to $500,000.
    
Aguirre is charged with first-degree murder with sexual motivation in the beating and strangling of Ruby J. Doss.
    
His Seattle-based lawyer, John Henry Browne, urged Judge Harold D. Clarke III to dismiss the charges, arguing that military records show his client was on a deployment overseas at the time of the killing. Prosecutors say military and medical records - along with Aguirre's own words - place him in Washington state at the time of the murder.
    
The judge declined to dismiss the charges.
    
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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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