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By Lou Marzeles

Gilbert reduced sentence keeps him in prison


October 2, 2019

A packed courtroom in the Klickitat County Courthouse was on hand last Tuesday to see Jeremiah Gilbert remained confined to prison.

By all accounts, the Superior Court chambers had never had so many people in it. From 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m., accounts from eye-witnesses to and family members of the dual murders in Centerville 27 years ago by Gilbert spoke, marking the first time many of them had had the chance to offer their comments in court.

Gilbert’s case had been remanded back to Goldendale for further review of his sentence. He completed the first sentence of 25 years and has since been serving an additional consecutive sentence of 280 months. Changes in federal and Washington Stat...

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