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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Illegal alien sentenced in death of child

Boy killed during dispute in Othello


Last updated 6/20/2023 at 9:16am

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...

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