Murder suspect from Umatilla dairy farm shooting extradited to Oregon court
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. —
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.