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Two suspects face murder charges

YAKIMA - Two suspects in the murder of Alberto Martinez of Sunnyside are being held on $1 million bail in Yakima County Jail. Elliot White and Guillermina Sanchez-Cardenas face charges of second degree murder and will be arraigned on July 8. According to police, Sanchez-Cardenas lured Martinez to a remote part of US Highway 97 near mile post 51 where he was killed by White. Sanchez-Cardenas allegedly told police that White, her boyfriend, was angry that she was communicating with another male. Sanchez-Cardenas said she, White and two other people drove to the location where Martinez was found, but denied any involvement in his death. A law enforcement officer in the area found Sanchez-Cardenas and White walking in the area the evening of the murder and transported them out of the area. White was located and arrested after a vehicle pursuit with law enforcement officers. At the time of his arrest, police say White was wearing shoes belonging to Martinez. Martinez was found without his shoes.

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