Appeals Court Overturns Sunnyside Man's Conviction
An appeals court overturns a Sunnyside man's conviction in an attempted drive-by shooting in 2010.
A court in Spokane ruled that Raul Alvarez's conviction was tainted after Prosecutor Gary Hintze's made repeated comments about his personal knowledge of an eyewitness' statement.
The court says that put the prosecutor in the position of offering unsworn testimony.
Alvarez was also sentenced to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to rendering criminal assistance in a different case -- the shooting death of a 15 year old.