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Accused Washington child killer has ties to Jackson Co.

Photo courtesy of KGW
Photo courtesy of KGW

Battleground, Wash. — NBC5 News has learned that a man charged with killing a young boy in Battleground, Washington has a criminal history right here in the Rogue Valley.

39-year old Ricardo Gutierrez is charged with violently murdering his girlfriend’s 3-year old son in southern Washington State Monday.

In 2007, at age 30, Gutierrez pleaded guilty to second-degree felony assault in Jackson County after admitting that he strangled his former girlfriend.

Jackson County District Attorney Beth Heckert said Gutierrez served 70 months in prison for that crime, followed by 3-years post -prison supervision.

Read the full story of the Battleground, Washington case HERE.



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