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53-year-old man charged with murder

Charges of first degree murder, first degree attempted murder and two counts of burglary have been filed against Richard Rangel, 53, following the fatal stabbing of Kevin David Underwood, 44, of Grandview on April 27 in Underwood's home and a stabbing attack on Lee Ann Ferson, 36, of Grandview.

Rangel appeared in Yakima County Superior Court April 28 at a preliminary hearing, and was scheduled for arraignment yesterday (Tuesday). An omnibus hearing has been set for June 8, with a trial date of June 19.

Detectives from the Yakima Sheriff's Office also arrested Sandra Borboa, 47, and Juan Sias, 57, following investigation into the murder and attempted murder. The charges being requested for Borboa are first degree burglary and rendering criminal assistance in the first degree. The charge requested for Sias is rendering criminal assistance in the first degree.

Both were to be arraigned in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday, with an omnibus hearing on June 8 and a trial on June 19.

Sheriff's detectives allege that Sias drove the car from which Rangel was dropped off at Underwood's home on Olmstead Road in Grandview. They have identified Borboa as the sister of Rangel.

It is alleged that Rangel went to the home in the 2800 block of Olmstead Road to confront his former girlfriend, Ferson, and her current boyfriend, Underwood, fatally stabbing Underwood and chasing Ferson to a neighbor's home, where she was stabbed multiple times.

Grandview police officers arrested Rangel without incident a short time after the attacks, which were investigated by the Yakima Sheriff's Office.

Rangel, formerly of Grandview, was living in the Whitstran area.

All three of the accused are being held in the Yakima County Jail.

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