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Illegal alien sentenced in death of child

Boy killed during dispute in Othello

OTHELLO – An illegal alien who shot and killed his son here using a firearm stolen from Spokane Valley has been sentenced in U.S. District Court.

Felipe Tapia-Perez, 29, of Othello, was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Senior Judge William Fremming Nielsen on June 14 in Spokane.

The sentence stems from conviction of possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful alien possession of a firearm, records show. He will serve the sentence concurrently with a first-degree manslaughter conviction in Adams County Superior Court.

The first-degree manslaughter conviction came...


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