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Benjamin Lopez Trial | Aggravated Murder Charge | Best Seattle Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Crowley Law firm of Seattle, Yakima, Tacoma and Eastern Washington is currently defending Benjamin Lopez in Ephrata, Washington. 

The trial is being held in the Superior Court of Grant County. Unlike many cases immediately affected by the SCOTUS ruling, Benjamin Lopez (one of the juveniles) has not been convicted and sentenced. He is still charged, however, with aggravated murder which would necessitate a LWOP sentence by Washington State law.

Not only will this be one of the early cases to see how Miller will be applied in local courts, but a case of forensic evidence. The main witness against Lopez is another member of the group in the car at the time of the shooting and whose fingerprints were found on the murder weapon.

The Honorable Evan Sperline will hear the case which will be tried before a jury.  Judge Sperline is well-known as an excellent jurist with intellectual curiosity.

You can read some of the press coverage of the crime here: 

Wenatchee World

You can read more about Grant County here: 

Grant County/Quincy

John Crowley’s biography is here: 

Attorney John Crowley