Inmates Charged With Murder Of Man In County Jail
25-year-old Deryk Alexander Donato of White Swan, was arraigned in Yakima County Superior Court Thursday in connection with the December 9 fatal beating of his cellmate in the Yakima County Jail. On Wednesday a 19-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death. Felipe Luis Jr. of Yakima made an appearance in court Wednesday where he was also charged with murder in the attack on 36-year-old inmate Jacob Ozuna.
Authorities say three men beat Ozuna inside the jail. They say the beating was gang related. He died at a Yakima hospital.
One other man has also been charged with murder. 20-year-old Julian Luis Gonzalez from Toppenish. All three face aggravated first degree murder charges.