Chelan County Prosecutor Explains Plea Agreement with Walk-By Shooting Suspect

January 07, 2011

A Chelan County Prosecutor explains why he did not pursue a jury trial against the Leavenworth

man accused of shooting at a porch filled with people last January. 28 year old Jose Cruz Quintana was sentenced

to five years in prison on a single count of second-degree assault after he pleaded guilty to reduced charges last

week. He was originally charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of first-degree assault

after the Jan. 17 shooting, which injured four women. In an interview with Wenatchee Bureau Chief Steve Hair, Shae

said his case relied heavily on circumstantial evidence and that prosecuting the case would have been difficult

after witnesses grew scarce.
A Jan. 24 hearing will determine how much Quintana must pay in restitution to the

Wenatchee victim.


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