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Family releases statement after alleged murder trial of ex-Pasco police officer delayed again

PASCO, Wash. - The trial for the former Pasco Police officer accused of murdering a prostitute has been delayed once again.

Richard Aguirre, 52, faces charges for the alleged 1986 murder of Ruby Doss, a prostitute living in Spokane at the time.

His trial has been moved from May 8 to Oct. 2.

Police said DNA from a condom found near the murder scene was matched to Aguirre, when his DNA was entered into a database as part of a rape investigation in Pasco.

Aguirre was exonerated from the rape accusation in March.

His family sent a statement to KAPP-KVEW supporting Aguirre:

We wish to prove Richard's innocence as quickly as possible so that he can move forward with his life.  We are disappointed that this case has been continued.

Bail was initially set at 1.5mil but the state has agreed to release him on his own personal recognizance (without bail).  We feel this is an indication that the state does not have substantial evidence, therefore they are needing more time.  The only "evidence" they claim to have is missing.

The State has not only changed their entire prosecution team (including the replacement of their main cold case detective) - but the State is also requesting the continuance.

Motions to dismiss are currently being prepared because of provable lies from the Prosecuting Attorneys office and the Cold Case Detectives.  With little to no evidence, this case should have never made it this far, thus spending extra taxpayer dollars in court costs. This is the 3rd time Spokane has tried to charge/frame an innocent person for this crime.

Aguirre is free on bail pending his upcoming trial.


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