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Man accused of breaking into couple's home now on trial

Man accused of breaking into couple's home now on trial

YAKIMA, Wash.- The trial has stared for the man accused of tying up a Yakima couple in their home, and robbing them.

The defendant, Richard Vasquez, is being charged with burglary, kidnapping, robbery, assault, and illegally possessing a gun.

Police say he and his partner, Samuel Crafton-Jones, knocked on a neighbors door at a mobile home park in Yakima asking borrow a hose back in October 2014.

Police say the two barged their way inside, and held the couple at gun point.

Police say the girlfriend tried to escape, but the suspects caught her and pistol whipped her.

Vasquez's partner, Crafton-jones, plead guilty last week.

The trial for Vasquez is expected to last two weeks.

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