July 24, 2012
In this May 23, 2011 file photo, Benito Gomez leaves the Walla Walla County Superior Courtroom after his first appearance in court for the killing of Julio Cesar Martinez.
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WALLA WALLA — Benito Gomez looked down, blinked and shook his head slightly as he was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to spend the rest of his life in prison.The result was a foregone conclusion after a Superior Court jury convicted him last month of murderin
Benito Gomez faces more than 91 years in prison
WALLA WALLA -- A Superior Court jury has convicted a local man of murdering a rival gang member and shooting at other people in a confrontation last year in an alley in the west end of town.
A jury convicted the 19-year-old of second-degree murder and six counts of first-degree assault.
Benito Gomez was convicted today of second-degree murder in the shooting death last May of Julio Cesar Martinez.