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Orozco receives maximum sentence in 1996 murder

 

January 23, 2020

-Chronicle photo by J. J. Dippel

Benjamin Orozco, convicted last August following a week-long trial, reads a statement during the sentencing hearing January 15 in Columbia County Superior Court. Orozco shot and killed Lance E. Terry on July 7, 1996, then fled, eventually to Mexico, where he lived 20 years before being apprehended in 2016.

DAYTON–The Honorable M. Scott Wolfram, Superior Court Judge from Walla Walla, presided over the sentencing hearing for Benjamin Orozco, convicted last August of the July 7, 1996, shooting of Lance Terry in Dayton, which resulted in Terry's death.

Columbia County Prosecutor Dale Slack gave the State's recommendation that the sentence should be at the high end.

The sentencing was four consecut...



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