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YAKIMA, Wash. — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing an Oregon man he mistakenly believed impregnated a 13-year-old girl.
But DNA tests showed Hernandez-Ledesma wasn’t responsible for the pregnancy.
Dominguez-Serrano faces deportation to Mexico once he completes his sentence.
Dominguez-Serrano told police he believed Hernandez-Ledezma had impregnated Dominguez-Serrano’s 13-year-old relative and killed the Oregon man to protect his family’s honour.
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— Yakima Herald (@Yakima_Herald) March 4, 2017
The Yakima Herald reports that 21-year-old Yoset Dominguez-Serrano of Outlook, Wash., received the sentence Friday in Yakima County Superior Court.
Dominguez-Serrano in January pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the February 2015 killing of 24-year-old Antonio Hernandez-Ledezma of Boardman, Ore.
A hiker found Hernandez-Ledezma’s skeletal remains in September 2015.