Machete killing earns Pasco man a 15-year sentence

  • Tue Jan 31st, 2012 3:34pm
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Associated Press

PASCO — A 29-year-old Pasco man who pleaded guilty to killing his sister with a machete was sentenced Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court to 15 years in prison.

Aaron Velasco apologized in court as his parents sat behind him.

KNDU reports the judge accepted the suggestion of the prosecutor who recommended the 15-year sentence — three years less than the maximum — in exchange for Velasco’s pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Velasco called 911 on June 9 and said he had killed his sister. Officers found the body of 22-year-old Magdalena Velasco-Garcia outside the home the two shared. Police said she had been attacked with a machete in domestic violence.