Pasco man's murder trial moved to January

Tri-City HeraldApril 1, 2014 

Guadalupe Montejano Breaker

Murder suspect Guadalupe Montejano, 48, of Pasco appears Monday in Franklin County Superior Court in Pasco. His bail was set at $500,000. He's standing next to his court-appointed lawyer, Shelley Ajax.

BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

— A 48-year-old man charged with killing a female friend inside his Pasco apartment won't face a jury until next January.

Guadalupe Montejano waived his right to a speedy trial Tuesday so the scheduled July date could be moved to Jan. 12.

Montejano is charged in Franklin County Superior Court with one count of first-degree murder.

Deputy Prosecutor Dave Corkrum and defense attorney Shelley Ajax didn't give a reason for the lengthy delay, other than saying they're following the court's scheduling order by setting out all hearing dates in the case.

Pasco police found the body of Tamie Alane Clark-Acevedo on Jan. 3 stuffed in a closet in Montejano's Lewis Street apartment, according to court documents.

Her body was covered by a sleeping bag.

Clark-Acevedo, 46, suffered severe head wounds and her throat had a deep cut, documents said.

The victim and the suspect were acquaintances, and she reportedly was staying with him until she could afford to find a place of her own.

Montejano is in the Franklin County jail on $500,000 bail.

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service