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Bend Man Sentenced for Deadly WA Robbery

VANCOUVER, WA -- A Bend man and his cousin are headed to prison in connection with a deadly robbery last year in Clark County, Washington. Both 20-year-old Shawn Fortner of Bend and 23-year-old Jonathan Hensey of East Wenatchee had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter and robbery charges.
 
A judge sentenced Fortner to nearly 11 years in prison, earlier this week. Hensey was given a 10-year sentence. Both men had faced murder charges in the February 2014 death of a 21-year-old man, but the prosecution lessened the charges as part of a plea deal.
 
Court records say the victim was shot by a third co-defendant, Zacheriah Douglas of Vancouver, after Fortner and Hensey tried to rob the man in an alleged drug transaction.
 
Douglas is serving a 38-year prison sentence. 
 
 
Photo: Courtesy The Columbian

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