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Washington state inmate sentenced for assaulting officer

May 9, 2018

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state inmate has been sentenced to five additional months in prison for assaulting a correctional officer.

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports 21-year-old Oscar Rodriguez was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to a charge of custodial assault.

Authorities say Rodriguez, who was previously incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary, had punched correctional officer Jack Miller on the head in October 2016.

Rodriguez had been convicted of second-degree murder in 2013 and sentenced to 14 years in prison. The conviction stemmed from a deadly shooting in Lynden in November 2011.

Rodriguez’s attorney Jesse Montagnino says his client takes responsibility for his actions and wants to make a fresh start when released from prison.

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Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, http://www.union-bulletin.com

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