Connell man arrested after 2 found dead in orchard

Connell man arrested after 2 found dead in orchard
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OTHELLO, Wash. (AP) — The Adams County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Connell man in connection with a double homicide in Othello.

The sheriff's office says 31-year-old Francisco A. Rizo was arrested without incident and will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

39-year-old Juan Luis Rizo-Torres and 29-year-old Ruben Gonzalez-Navarette, both of Othello, were found shot to death in an orchard early Wednesday morning.

The sheriff's office says the shooting was believed to have occurred Tuesday afternoon or evening, following an argument between the victims and an orchard worker.