Murder suspect from Umatilla dairy farm shooting extradited to Oregon court


    The 52-year-old was arrested at the Clover Island Inn in Kennewick.<p>{/p}

    A murder suspect accused of shooting a man while he was driving a tractor on a dairy farm appeared in Benton County Court Wednesday.

    Deciderio Cortez Vargas was taken into custody from the Clover Island Inn Tuesday. Cortez Vargas is accused of shooting 35-year-old Renee Luiz-Antonio at the Umapine Creamery.

    Umatilla County Sheriff says they believe there was a lengthy dispute between Luiz-Antonio and another employee at the dairy farm.

    Cortez Vargas was issued a waiver of extradition. He will remain in custody and continue his court appearances in Oregon.

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