Sentencing Finally Set For Eric Flores

Sentencing Finally Set For Eric Flores

Seven and a half years later after the shooting death of Veronica Ayala in Sunnyside, the suspect in the case, Eric Flores enters an Alford plea today.

That means Flores is not admitting to the criminal act but believes the prosecution has enough evidence to prove he is guilty beyond reasonable doubt if the case went to trial.

Flores, who had to be extradited back from Mexico to Yakima County in 2013, called his actions the night of the shooting a “foolish act” and that he was “playing with a gun.”

Sentencing is February 13 th , an original plea deal suggested a 30 year sentence for the 2nd degree murder charge Flores was facing.