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New judge to preside over Orozco trial


DAYTON—The Columbia County Prosecutor’s office received notice on June 19 that Hon. M. Scott Wolfram of Walla Walla County will be appointed as the trial judge to hear State vs. Benjamin Orozco.

Orozco had previously filed a motion for an new judge. Hon. Gary Libey of Whitman County had previously been appointed. The trial date remains set for Aug. 12-23.

Orozco faces charges arising from the 1996 shootings of Lance Terry and David Eaton, who were shot in downtown Dayton. He is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Terry, who died from shots to the chest and abdomen, and first...

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