Court denies inmate’s request for lesser sentence

OLYMPIA – The state Court of Appeals for Division III has rejected an Okanogan County man’s appeal of his sentence for severely beating a fellow jail inmate.

Demetrio Paz asked the appeals court to remand his prosecution to Okanogan County Superior Court to enter written findings of fact addressing a confession hearing and to decrease his sentence for community custody from 18 months to 12 months...

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