YAKIMA, Wash. — A man convicted in the fatal shooting of a Yakima woman last year has been sentenced to 48 years in prison.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://goo.gl/UCndLd ) 38-year-old Ricardo Ochoa Dimas was sentenced Friday in the death of 47-year-old Anna Hargett.

Authorities say Dimas went to Hargett’s house on Jan. 22, 2016 to help friends confront her about selling them bad heroin.

Surveillance video showed Dimas pulling a handgun and Hargett raising an ax toward him. She had lowered the ax when Dimas fired a shot that hit her and a woman behind her.

Defense lawyer John Crowley argued that his client shot in self-defense after being threatened. Jurors rejected that argument, finding Dimas guilty of second-degree murder and assault.

Dimas said he accepted “full responsibility” for Hargett’s death and offered apologies to all affected.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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