Prosecutors Issue Arrest Warrant for Murder Suspect
The Yakima County Prosecutors office has issued an arrest warrant for a man who Yakima Police say killed two people in a domestic violence incident earlier this month.
33-year-old Lumberto Rodriguez is still recovering from injuries at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In the warrant prosecutors charge Rodriguez with 2 counts of first- degree murder, 2 counts of kidnapping and one count of attempted first-degree murder.
The domestic incident reported January 8 after police say Rodriguez assaulted and ran over the 30-year-old woman who was the mother of his 2-year-old child. Police say he then took the child to relatives and then drove the wrong way along Highway 97 in Wapato. He crashed head-on into another vehicle killing the driver and injuring a passenger.
Authorities say Rodriguez is expected to be released from the hospital in Seattle within the next several days and eventually returned to the Yakima area to face charges.