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Sentencing in State v. Aaron Ybarra


State v. Aaron Ybarra


Sentencing in State v. Aaron Ybarra: Aaron Ybarra was sentenced today to 112 years in prison for a June 5, 2014 shooting at Seattle Pacific University that killed one student and injured two others. In November, a jury found Ybarra, 29, guilty as charged on charges of Murder in the First Degree, three counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree and one count of Assault in the Second Degree. Each charge included a firearm enhancement and an aggravator because the shooting involved a destructive and foreseeable impact on persons other than the victim. Paul Lee, 19, was killed in the shooting. Two other students, Sarah Williams and Thomas Fowler, Jr., were wounded. Ybarra faced a sentence range of 88 to 112 years in prison.  He was sentence before Judge James Rogers at the King County Courthouse. The prosecution team included Senior Deputy Prosecutors Jessica Berliner and Kristin Richardson and paralegal Sue Trujillo. 

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