Royal City Man Takes Plea Deal On Murder Charges

A Royal City man takes a plea deal on murder charges. Prosecutors say Eduardo Ibarra Valencia was facing charges of first degree murder and first degree attempted murder in the November 2015 death of Joel Rodriguez of Quincy and the injury of Augustin Verduzco Sanchez of Soap Lake at a Royal City business. In court Monday Ibarra Valencia entered guilty pleas to lesser charges and will be sentenced Jan. 22. Ibarra Valencia’s trial had been on hold last year while a court determined if he was competent to stand trial.