Oregon man pleads guilty to assault in Wash.

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Associated Press

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 8:01 AM

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A 41-year-old Umatilla, Ore., man has received a three-month jail sentence in Washington state for shooting another man in the chest.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/pJbBWi ) that Edgar Martinez pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree assault in Franklin County Superior Court.

Deputy Prosecutor Frank Jenny says the charge was reduced from first-degree assault in the plea deal partly because the 29-year-old victim, Israel Garcia, refuses to talk to police or prosecutors.

Garcia was shot in the chest while sitting in his car on March 31, 2011.

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