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Prosecutor Reports On Cases

From Sujperior Court

The following defendants appeared in the Superior Court of Klickitat County on Klickitat County on July 6, 2010:

Anita Sue Wolf, 47, of Appleton, was convicted of murder in the second degree -- domestic violence and a sentencing enhancement for use of a firearm in the commission of the crime after a jury trial. The defendant was sentenced to 232 months in state prison. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $19,688.75 not including restitution to the victim's estate in an amount to be determined at a later hearing. The defendant will be under supervision by the Department of Corrections for the rest of her life after she is released from prison.

Paul Arthur Garza, 39, of Yakima, plead guilty to taking a motor vehicle without the owner's permission in the second degree, malicious mischief in the third degree, and theft in the third degree and was sentenced to 25 months in prison. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $2,060 including $250 to the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Investigation Fund and $500 in jail costs. The defendant must also pay restitution to Mercer Canyons in an amount to be determined at a later hearing.

Jairo Andres Vicente, 23, of White Salmon, plead guilty to possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to six months and one day in the county jail. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $2,957.50 including $250 to the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Drug Fund, $500 jail costs, and a mandatory $1,000 fine. The defendant will be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for 12 months after his release. During that time the defendant must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment.

Aristeo Adame Gomez, 56, of White Salmon, plead guilty to two counts of possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to six months in the county jail. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $4,000 including $250 to the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Drug fund, $500 in jail costs, and a $2,000 mandatory fine. The defendant will be on 12 months of supervision by the Department of Corrections upon his release during which time he must undergo a substance abuse evaluation and complete any recommended treatment. The defendant also faces deportation proceedings.

Lawrence Allen Murphy, Jr., 19, of Bingen, plead guilty to assault in the third degree and assault in the fourth degree -- domestic violence and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $1,850 including $250 to the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department Investigation Fund and $500 in jail costs. The defendant will also be required to pay restitution to the victims in amounts to be determined at a later hearing. The defendant will be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for 12 months during which time he must undergo a domestic violence evaluation and any recommended treatment. The defendant is not allowed to have contact with the victims for two years.

Gary Matthew Lewis, 44, of Goldendale, plead guilty to possession of methamphetamine and disorderly conduct and was sentenced to two months in the county jail. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $4,150 including $250 to the Goldendale Police Department Drug Fund, $250 to the Goldendale Police Department Investigation Fund, and a mandatory $2,000 fine. The defendant will be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for 12 months during which time he will be required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and any recommended treatment.

David Kyle Snodgrass, 25, of Lyle, plead guilty to obstructing a public servant, driving while license suspended in the first degree, and theft in the third degree and was sentenced to six months in the county jail. The defendant must pay all standard court costs totaling $1,735 including $250 to the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office Investigation Fund and $500 in jail costs. The defendant must also pay restitution to the Murdock Mini Mart in an amount to be determined at a later hearing and may not have any contact with that business for two years. The defendant will be on two years of probation.

This information is also available on the Klickitat County Prosecutor's Office website at www.klickitatcounty.org/Prosecutor. More detailed information regarding Superior Court convictions may also be found through the office of the Clerk of Court.

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