Man accused of killing girlfriend strikes plea deal

Man accused of killing girlfriend strikes plea deal
Jose Ayala

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A man charged with killing his girlfriend in 2008 pleaded guilty Friday in Yakima County Superior Court. Jose Ayala fled to Mexico and was brought back to Yakima County earlier this year.

Ayala pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter. He was previously charged with murder.

Ayala was featured on America's Most Wanted in the past.

Sentencing is scheduled for late July.