Four arrested in Pateros slaying

Orchard workers, from left, Oscar Perez-Torres, 37, of Pateros; Jaime M. Salazar-Gomez, 38, of Orondo; Jose D. Jimenez-Hernandez, 42, of Pateros; and Ramon Arrellano-Lopez, 45, of Pateros, are facing second-degree murder charges in the Saturday night slaying of 28-year-old coworker Jose L. Galeana-Palacios of Pateros.


Orchard workers, from left, Oscar Perez-Torres, 37, of Pateros; Jaime M. Salazar-Gomez, 38, of Orondo; Jose D. Jimenez-Hernandez, 42, of Pateros; and Ramon Arrellano-Lopez, 45, of Pateros, are facing second-degree murder charges in the Saturday night slaying of 28-year-old coworker Jose L. Galeana-Palacios of Pateros.

Four orchard workers are facing second-degree murder charges in the beating death of a local co-worker late Saturday night on Watson Draw Road.

Jose D. Jimenez-Hernandez, 42, Oscar Perez-Torres, 37, and Ramon Arrellano-Lopez, 45, all of Pateros; and Jaime M. Salazar-Gomez, 38, of Orondo, are scheduled to appear in Okanogan County Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

They are accused of beating 28-year-old Jose L. Galeana-Palacios to death and dumping his body in the Columbia River at a boat launch five miles south of town.

All of the men, including the victim, are believed to have lived in the orchard worker camp at 270 Watson Draw Road.

More coverage is in tomorrow's edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

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