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Arraignment for Defendant in Kent DV Homicide

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State v. Telesforo Hernandez-Roa

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Arraignment for Defendant in Kent DV Homicide: Arraignment was held this morning for a 41-year-old Burien man who is accused in the murder of his ex-wife on July 20 in Kent. The defendant, Telesforo Hernandez-Roa, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to a charge of Murder in the Second Degree. He remains in jail with bail set at $2 million. The defendant is accused in the murder of Ruth Castillo-Yanez, who died from multiple stab wounds. A case setting hearing is scheduled for August 14 in courtroom GA at the Maleng Regional Justice Center.

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