29-year-old Saul Rios, charged with the October 2016 death of a Tieton missionary student was sentenced to 27-years in prison Thursday in Yakima County Superior Court.
Saul Rios pleaded guilty earlier this month to the death of Trae Olyer. During the sentencing hearing Thursday Olyer's family forgave his killer.
Yakima County Sheriff's deputies say Oyler was coming from a youth bible study with two other students when Rios pulled alongside and fired three shots into their car. One bullet struck Oyler in the neck and killed him while his friends were unharmed.
Rios also pleaded guilty to felony harassment for making threats to kill his girlfriend in an incident on the same day as the shooting.