Man who drove to and from scene of fatal shooting will likely be sentenced as a juvenile in deal struck with prosecutor
WALLA WALLA — An 18-year-old will likely be sentenced as a juvenile after taking a plea deal in a shooting.
A prosecutor told the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin that the 18-year-old was 17 when he drove people to and from the scene where 20-year-old Diego Bante-Rivera was shot in late July.
Adult sentencing could have meant up to year in jail.
Officials intend to recommend a juvenile sentence of time served on a charge of first-degree rendering criminal assistance.
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Two other men have been charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting.
The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office reported Bante-Rivera was still hospitalized for treatment last week.
Authorities have not released a possible motive for the shooting.