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Yakima Police arrest man in connection to Moneytree double homicide
KNDU RIGHTNOW ^ | Mar 26, 2016 | Raven Richard

Posted on 03/27/2016 8:16:16 PM PDT by steve86


YAKIMA, WA- Yakima Police say they have arrested 26-year-old Manuel Verduzco in connection to the deaths of 27-year-old Karina Morales-Rodriguez and 30-year-old Marta Martinez. Both women were Moneytree employees at the location near Walnut and First Street where the shooting occurred this morning.

Yakima police say the two women were confronted by a suspect while they were opening the business Saturday morning. Verduzco was identified as a possible suspect through an investigation. More information came to light later in the day that led to Verduzco's arrest Saturday afternoon. He is booked into the Yakima County Jail on two counts of first degree murder. Police do not believe anyone else is involved in the shooting at this point.

"This is an active and ongoing investigation. Detectives are still in the process of obtaining search warrants, processing evidence, and speaking to persons who may have information on this case," Captain Jeff Schneider told NBC Right Now in a press release.



YAKIMA, WA- After an early morning shooting claimed the lives of two women in front of the Moneytree near South First Street, the company's President, Aggie Clark sent a statement to the public:

"We are extremely shocked and saddened by the grave incident that took place at our Yakima branch early Saturday morning. All of Moneytree joins together to mourn the loss of our two Team Members who were brutally shot and killed. We appreciate the quick response from the Yakima police department and their diligent and ongoing efforts to apprehend those responsible. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Team Members and their families during this horrible tragedy." -Aggie Clark, Moneytree President"

The company confirms to NBC Right Now the two female victims were employees at the business. Right now, detectives with Yakima Police are actively investigating the shooting and have not publicly identified any suspect or suspects. Both women died due to injuries from gunshot wounds. One of the women was found in front of the business door, the other in the street.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.



YAKIMA, WA- The Yakima Police Department is investigating a shooting around 6 a.m. where two women were found dead outside Moneytree near 1st Street and Walnut Street in Yakima.

Right now, 2nd Street to 2nd Avenue is closed off due to the investigation. YPD asks that people avoid the area. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
Two Moneytree employees shot and killed while opening the store. Illegal?
1 posted on 03/27/2016 8:16:16 PM PDT by steve86
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To: steve86

Stories like this are becoming all too common place, around the globe, and will only increase as morals are abandoned.

2 posted on 03/27/2016 8:40:56 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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Yakima area has a large Hispanic population and resulting crime...several yrs ago, a little Hispanic girl was kidnapped and was never found....its getting very bad down there....

here in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho we've had a spat of murders recently...most of them revolve around drugs of course...

a week or so ago, 3 young people died from what they believe was heroin, but the exact cause has not been pronounced yet...the 3 were found in separate places...

and here we have all this legal pot that was supposed to cut down on crime and death...supposed to make everybody happy...

3 posted on 03/27/2016 9:06:43 PM PDT by cherry
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Yakima use to be the worst city in Wash. Now I would give that title to Pasco. The illegals are shooting the place up daily. And if the population was a tad bit lower, it's homocide rate would match Chicago ;-/


4 posted on 03/28/2016 12:01:03 AM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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Huh? Crime rates are way down in Pasco the last few years including violent crime.

“The Pasco crime rate is lower than the Washington average crime rate and is lower than the national average crime rate.
Crime Index, #104
Pasco, WA

The crime index value is calculated based on the data using algorithms. It is an indicator of the crime level in a region. Higher crime index value means more crime.”

5 posted on 03/28/2016 11:17:36 AM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc OMorgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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I can play with the numbers too and make Detroit look like the new Eden.


6 posted on 03/28/2016 12:06:06 PM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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Play with numbers? I just read the Tri-City Herald. Crime way down in Pasco. Their gang containment efforts have been quite successful.

7 posted on 03/28/2016 12:08:58 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc OMorgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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