Friday, December 28, 2012
A 38-year-old orchard worker pleaded guilty to second degree assault, admitting to charges that he stabbed a Parkdale-area orchard owner twice in an Aug. 18 incident.
Edgar Omar Rodriguez-Garibo accepted a plea offer from the Hood River County District Attorney’s office that carries a 70-month prison sentence without credit for time served, and will ultimately lead to his deportation.
Hood River County Deputy District Attorney Carrie Rasmussen told Circuit Judge Paul Crowley that Rodriguez-Garibo was employed for six years by the female victim, and was intoxicated when the incident occurred.
Rasmussen said Rodriguez-Garibo pushed the victim down and took out a knife, stabbing her twice and causing non-life-threatening wounds. Rasmussen went on to say the victim was able to grab the knife and throw it into the orchard, at which point Rodriguez-Garibo became remorseful.
Rasmussen added that the victim, who did not attend the court proceeding, indicated she was in support of the plea resolution.
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The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge