A 19-year-old Richland man accused of robbing a man after allegedly arranging to sell him a computer will stand trial Monday after rejecting an offer to settle the case.
Zackary Robert Cordova was told that if he pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, Deputy Prosecutor Terry Bloor would recommend a three-year prison sentence, defense attorney Gary Metro said Thursday.
Bloor also said he would add a gun enhancement if Cordova didn't take the deal, Metro told Judge Craig Matheson.
The gun enhancement means Cordova would serve a longer sentence if he is convicted.
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Bloor told Matheson that he's ready to go to trial Monday, but a number of trials are scheduled, including another case involving his defense attorney.
Bloor said they likely would pick a jury Monday, then return to court at the end of the week or the next week to start testimony.
Cordova is accused of stealing $500 and an iPhone from Rafael Gonzalez, who thought he was meeting Cordova to buy a $200 computer, court documents said.
Gonzalez and Rafael Roman went to a room at the Economy Inn in Richland where he was supposed to meet Cordova, and Cordova was there with two other men who reportedly pulled guns and told them to empty their pockets.
Cordova and the other suspects ran from the motel. Cordova was arrested a couple of weeks later.
He has been in the Benton County jail on $100,000 bail since April 25.