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Convicted murderer sentenced


November 21, 2018

On July 6 this year, Klickitat County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a dead person inside a residence on Morrison Avenue in the town of Roosevelt. It was soon determined that the death was a murder. Detectives launched a criminal investigation, with the assistance of the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab Response Team.

The victim was identified as 41-year-old Eric Hopkins of Roosevelt.

The following night, July 7, Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 46-year-old Gary Lucas Hutchins of Roosevelt. He was booked at the Klickitat County Jail on the charge of Murder 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree.

Monday, Hutchins pleaded guilty to one count of Murder in the First Degree....

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