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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Othello man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 10:35am

RITZVILLE – An Othello man pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his son, in Adams County Superior Court Monday, Mar. 22.

Felipe Tapia-Perez, 27, remains in Adams County Jail on $50,000 bail following the death of his four-year-old son. His trial is scheduled for April 27.

According to court documents, Tapia-Perez had driven to the home of Perla J. Arteaga-Ochoa, the mother of his three children, to pick up his kids for the weekend on Feb. 27. Tapia-Perez was sitting in his vehicle and allegedly handling a gun when the gun went off and shot his son, iden...

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